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Social Work at WNMU
Welcome to Social Work at Western New Mexico University!
Our social work program at Western New Mexico University offers practical degrees in fields with excellent employment opportunities. Social workers work with people in health care, human services, children’s protective services, therapy, hospice, agency administration, public schools . . . well, we hope you get the picture! And all social work classes are available in Silver City, Gallup, Deming, and Truth or Consequences, with most available in Lordsburg.
If we can help, please contact us. And note that we are now located in the Phelps Dodge Building on the Silver City campus, with Dr. Walker's office in 224 and Lisa in 221. We'd love to advise you face to face, by phone, by Skype, or by ITV. Just call! 575 538 6421.
Ready to apply? Applications to enter Social Work at WNMU
- BSW or MSW -
have due dates of
the Monday after Spring Break for summer classes (and preferably for fall),
August 1 for fall classes,
and the Monday after Thanksgiving for spring classes.
See the links to the left for the application materials.
If you are on a mobile device, you may not be able to see the links.
They may be there if you click on the small bar above the main text -
BUT, they also may NOT be there.
We apologize for that glitch - if you don't see them,
please go to a desktop or laptop to use the materials.
And before you apply to Social Work, apply to WNMU!
Please note, though - applying to WNMU is not ALL you have to do.
MSW students should also immediately apply to the MSW Program (as outlined above).
BSW students will apply when taking SWK 101, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.
If you are interested in a BSW, and already have an Intro class, please call for details.
Your social work education from Western New Mexico University can prepare you for careers that make a difference. Classes for majors are typically small in size and have experienced faculty. Student skills are maximized through use of appropriate technology, various teaching styles, quality pre-professional experiences, and community services.
Our BSW degree (bachelor's in social work) has long been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; our MSW entered candidacy with the accrediting body in June of 2011.
And please note that while that was very, very good news - the even better news is that our Benchmark II document was accepted in June of 2012, and we are now in the second year of candidacy. For details about what that means, please see the letter that opens as a Word doc when you click on "June, 2012" in the left column of this page, toward the bottom of the list.