Concentration Descriptions


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The four areas of concentration are:

  • Government Non-Profit – will prepare students for leadership and professional careers in federal, state and local government and private and nonprofit organizations. This concentration will focus on course content in the areas of policy analysis, management, budgeting, finance, human resource development, economics and research.
  • Dual Degrees MSW/MBA – will prepare students for leadership and professional careers in federal, state, and local government, private, and non-profit organizations. This concentration will focus on course content in the areas of policy, analysis, management, budgeting, finance, human resource development, economics and research. The student can then continue on into the School of Business and complete an MBA for a total of seven semesters.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Practice – will provide the student with social work clinical skills necessary to work with Spanish speaking individuals, groups, and families in a bilingual/bicultural setting.
  • Clinical Practice – will provide advanced clinical skills and knowledge to be an effective clinical practitioner to work with individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds. 

The areas of concentration and program time frame differ by site.

The Advanced Standing Program is two semesters (three semesters if you apply to the Bilingual Program) and offered at the Las Vegas, Farmington and Albuquerque campuses.
 

Location Area of Concentration
Program Timeframes
  Clinical Practice Gov. non-profit
MSW Degree Only
Dual Degrees
MSW & MBA
Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Practice    Advance Standing 1 year or 2
semesters (Full-time)
2 Years or 4-5
semesters (Full-time)
Part-time
3 years or 7-8 semesters
Las Vegas Campus      x       x       x               x       x       x
Albuquerque Center      x       x       x    x         x       x       x
NMHU@ San Juan      x         x           x       x       x
NMHU@Roswell      x                 x       x

 

Licensure

All MSW graduates are required to test for licensure in order to practice social work in the State of New Mexico.  For further questions or for an application, please contact the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners at 505.476.4890 or visit their website at http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Social_Work_Requirements_and_Continuing_Education.aspx.  You may be interested in becoming familiar with the licensing requirements in your state.