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Online MSW: Admissions Requirements

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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
  • References (three required, including a former professor and supervisor, if currently working in the field)
  • Personal essay answering four in-depth questions about your understanding of the profession of social work, why the MSW online program at the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at NMHU is a good fit, how your privilege and/or marginalization has informed your understanding of people whose lives are different from your own and what contributions you want to make in serving populations in the U.S. Southwest.
  • An up-to-date resume or CV
Application Deadline DateSpring 2022 Term: Complete your application by December 1st, 2021

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Transfer Credit

Students requesting to transfer into the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work from another social work program must be transferring from a CSWE-accredited program. We accept up to one full academic year of course credit (31 credits) from another institution. Transfer students must complete at least the equivalent of one academic year at New Mexico Highlands. Contact us to find out more about how to transfer your existing credit into our program.

Please note: The program is not accepting transfer credits for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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.