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|Master's in Social Work|
WNMU's MSW program is now offering classes, and is in candidacy for accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (call for details). If we've talked with you, or you know this is what you want to do, please just click over there on the left, to be taken to the application. (Warning - this does not work very well at all on a mobile device. Please move to a desktop or laptop to continue with the application process. We apologize for that small technical glitch.) If, however, you have questions about this professional degree, one which allows you to have a creative and fulfilling career, contact Dr. Walker to get more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or office: 575 538-6421).
On February 27, 2013, WNMU was visited by a Commissioner of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation. Students played an important part in her visit. Her report was exceedingly positive, and she "found no areas of non-compliance" - that's accreditation-speak for "yea!" It is NOT accreditation-speak for "the process is over," though. We will write a response to her comments, which we will forward to CSWE. No decisions will be made by the Commission until late June. So please stay tuned.
If you have a BSW degree, you can complete the MSW in only one year (with some caveats - please contact Dr. Walker for details). If not, you can complete it in two years. We typically offer courses during fall, spring, and summer. You will need to complete two or four field experiences, which involve working in an agency under supervision. Please visit the catalog for more details.
This degree is available in Silver City, Gallup, Deming, Truth or Consequences, and Lordsburg. Classes are offered online, or on weekends, or at night. Most of our students continue to hold down full-time jobs while attending graduate school, so please don't think that your busy life needs to keep you from earning an MSW.
But what if you're just considering going to graduate school and want to know what social workers do?
Again, we’d be happy to talk with you any time, but also consider visiting these websites: National Association of Social Workers, or What jobs are out there for social workers?, or The Profession of Social Work, or a very basic definition of social work, or I get it! But give me an example!.
|For information about our professional organization, the National Association of Social Workers, and its state affiliate, NASW-NM, please click here: NASW-NM|