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ADVANCED STANDING MSW PROGRAM

 

Program Details

This program is designed for some exceptional B.S.W. students who have graduated from a CSWE accredited B.S.W. Program. A limited number of students are accepted into this program. Students in Advanced Standing begin graduate studies in the summer, followed by two semesters of full-time study in the academic year, allowing them to complete the program in one calendar year if they so choose.


Applicants for admission to the Advanced Standing program must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree in social work from a CSWE accredited social work program;
  2. Three letters of recommendation: two (2) work and one (1) reference. One reference letter must be from a M.S.W. who can evaluate the applicant's performance in field placement, e.g., current or most recent practice professor or field supervisor;
  3. Met all other admission requirements for the M.S.W. Program.
Advanced Standing - Core Requirements
SWK 501 Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice
3
 
SWK 520 Understanding the Rural Community
3
 
SWK 521 Social Work Clinical Intervention & Assessment
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
45
 
Application Dates
Applications to the M.S.W. Programs at Western New Mexico University are accepted on a rolling basis.

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