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THREE-YEAR MSW PROGRAM

 

Program Details

The three-year M.S.W. Program is designed for students who have chosen the profession but are not prepared to matriculate on a two-year basis. Participants in the three-year program must meet the same admission requirements as those for full-time students. Students admitted to this program are assisted by educational advisors who help them develop individualized plans of study.


The standard three-year M.S.W. Program includes six semesters and two summers for courses. Social Work does not guarantee that current employment can be used as a field placement, but it may be available on a case by case basis.


Those already employed full time in a social work agency may be able to work toward an M.S.W. without leaving their jobs, providing that:

  1. They have been employed by the agency for at least six months prior to beginning field placement and have passed the probationary period to be considered a permanent employee;
  2. The agency will provide opportunities for learning that meet the requirements of a field practicum in professional education; and
  3. The agency will provide a staff person with an M.S.W. and at least two years of post-masters experience to serve as a field instructor. If an M.S.W. is not available at the agency, it is possible that other arrangements may be made.

Students in the three-year M.S.W. Program should meet with the Director of Field Placement early in their first year of study to discuss field placement arrangements. Students should not make their own placement arrangements.

Non-Advanced Standing - Core Requirements
SWK 501 Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice
3
 
SWK 510 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
3
 
SWK 511 Generalist Social Work Practice
3
 
SWK 520 Understanding the Rural Community
3
 
SWK 521 Social Work Clinical Intervention & Assessment
3
 
SWK 522 Group Dynamics in Social Work Practice
3
 
SWK 530 Foundation of Social Welfare Policy
3
 
SWK 540 Foundation of Social Work Research Methods
3
 
SWK 581 Foundation Field Practicum I
3
 
SWK 582 Foundation Field Practicum II
3
 
SWK 610 Social Work Administration & Supervision
3
 
SWK 620 Advanced Psycho-Social Approaches for Rural Practice
3
 
SWK 621 Rural Community Organization & Development
3
 
SWK 630 Rural Social Welfare Policy
3
 
SWK 640 Applied Social Work Research
3
 
SWK 681 Advanced Field Practicum I
6
 
SWK 682 Advanced Field Practicum II
6
 
  Approved Guided Electives
9
 
  Total Degree
66
 
Application Dates
Applications to the M.S.W. Programs at Western New Mexico University are accepted on a rolling basis.

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