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School of Social Work
students sitting at table New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work is the oldest school of social work in New Mexico, dating back to 1974. It is also one of the oldest schools accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in the Southwest.

2014 packet and admission requirements

The application deadline for priority admission for the Master of Social Work program expires on January 15, 2014.
 

Although the school is primarily located at the Highlands campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico, we also have four off-campus programs located throughout the state in:

Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Farmington, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico

Each social work program is situated in close proximity to one or more of the 19 Native American pueblos or among three tribes that are rich in cultural traditions.

Our program locations allow students the opportunity to experience and practice social work among Hispanic and Native American cultures, in either a rural or urban settings. These two predominate cultures have maintained their language and cultural traditions for more than 500 years.

The school offers both BSW and MSW degree programs. These programs are offered at three of the five program locations. Our Roswell Center only offers the MSW degree program.

About the program
The School of Social Work prepares students to practice social work sensitively and competently with the diverse multicultural populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. The school has a primary commitment to Hispanic and Native American peoples. The curriculum grounds students in social work skills, values, ethical principles, and awareness of and respect for, cultural, language and gender differences. The school prepares undergraduate and graduate student for generalist and advanced generalist practice through the integration of classroom knowledge and field practicum instruction.

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