Master of Social Work

NMSU Online degree programs are designed to serve students who want to pursue a program or course(s) via technology (100% online, hybrid or ITV formats) . NMSU Online offers programs in online and hybrid formats for Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorates,  as well as and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

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The School of Social Work currently offers both regular and advanced standing degree programs leading to a MSW degree. The online MSW program is offered on a full-time basis. Full-time students complete the degree in 60 credit hours taken over two years. Advanced Standing is offered only to graduates of CSWE accredited BSW programs in the past seven years who meet specific admissions criteria. Advanced standing students can complete their MSW degree by taking 30 credit hours over one academic year. The program provides academic and field education with an emphasis on Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice. Courses may be offered in either synchronous (requiring the class to meet online at designated times) or asynchronous formats. Students residing outside of New Mexico should check to ensure that they are eligible to enroll in an online education program through New Mexico State University.
Students residing outside of New Mexico who live in a state requiring Social Work Licenses (Social Work Licensing Guide) should check with their state’s Social Work licensing agency, if applicable, to ensure that the online education program offered through New Mexico State University meets the licensing requirements of the state in which she or he will be a practicing Social Worker.

College: Health and Social Services
Delivery Format: 51% is synchronous. One course per semester is offered solely asynchronously.
Program Credits:  60 credits
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors$39,740 - $87,860
Social and Community Service Managers$49,370 - $112,690
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$32,820 - $84,070
Counselors, All Other$30,410 - $86,280
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists$40,520 - $95,830

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Contact Information
Name:Anna Nelson, LCSW
Title:Online Coordinator
Phone: 505 319 – 8822