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Online MSW: Admissions Requirements

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Application Deadline DateSpring Semester:

Priority Deadline: October 15
Application Deadline: December 1 (or when cohort is full)

Fall Semester:

Priority Deadline: May 15
Application Deadline: July 1 (or when cohort is full)
Degree Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
Minimum GPAA minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. GPAs lower than 3.0 may still be considered based on prior work experience and strong references.
TranscriptsOfficial copies of all college transcripts
Additional Requirements
  • Three professional references

  • Personal essay answering five in-depth questions about;

1) What is your understanding of the profession of social work?
2) Why is the MSW online program at the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at NMHU a good fit for you?
3) How does your personal privilege and/or marginalization inform your understanding of people whose backgrounds and lives are different from your own?
4) What is your interest in working with rural and/or tribal populations in New Mexico or similar communities?
5) How will you manage the requirement to complete two field practicums, that are two semesters each, over a period of four semesters – with the understanding that the 1st year / first two semester placement is 448 hours in length and the 2nd year placement / second two semester placement is 480 hours in length (totaling 928 total cumulative hours) as well as the additional requirement that field practicum hours are completed in blocks of time that are at least 4 continuous hours in length?

  • An up-to-date resume or CV

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Transfer Credit

The Online MSW program does not accept transfer credits.

When to Apply

We offer two start dates per year, in August and January. You can submit your application at any time. If you’re ready to take the next step, submit your online application today. Call 855-985-0689 if you have any questions.

Application Filing Period

TermPriority DateFinal Deadline
Spring semesterBy October 15By December 1
Fall semesterBy May 15By July 1