Prospective BSW Students

BSW Virtual Open House Nov 13, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm MST

*Deadline for BSW Application is February 1, 2021

Admission Criteria

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 academic year.  Students may only start the BSW major in the Fall semester. Please contact BSW Coordinator Myra Garcia for more information – (575) 646-6319 or

The application process and admission criteria that must be met before your application to the School of Social Work can be considered:

      1. You need to be at least tentatively accepted to NMSU – Main Campus.
      2. Recommended to complete 60-65 countable degree credits, including the NMSU general education requirements and/or be in progress of completing the School of Social Work requirements. Talk to your advisor to apply for the program in your sophomore year to begin your social work program in your junior year.
      3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.
      4. Complete a degree audit and consult with an undergraduate advisor to ensure that you meet course requirements.
      5. Transfer students should schedule an advising appointment with the undergraduate academic advisor at (575) 646-2941, or, as early as possible to determine which of their credits will transfer to NMSU and which will count toward a BSW degree.  Per our accreditation, no course credit is given for work or life experience.
      6. A complete formal application is required. This application includes an application form, resume, unofficial transcript, two (2) letters of reference, and Personal Statement.  You must use a Letter of Reference Form that is available on this Canvas site. The deadline for submitting the application packet is February 14, 2021.
      7. Incomplete applications are not reviewed or considered for admission.  Applications that are received after the deadline will only be considered after all on-time applications have been evaluated and if there are additional seats available.

Final acceptance into the Social Work Program will be determined by the School of Social Work Admission Committee.  Acceptance or denial letters will be sent directly from the School of Social Work to the applicant in time for advisement and pre-registration for the Fall semester.


Students interested in applying for Fall 2021 should meet with an academic advisor to be added to the BSW Program Application Portal.

Undergraduate Pre-Social Work Academic Advisor

Students who are interested in Pre-Social Work (PSWK) and the Bachelor of Social Work major should schedule an advising appointment as soon as possible by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Advisor assigned to Social Work: If you have any questions about being ready to apply you can schedule an appointment here.

Letty Gallegos
Center for Acad Advising and Student Support
(575) 646-2941

Josh Taylor
Center for Acad Advising and Student Support
(575) 646-2941


Bachelor of Social Work Program Coordinator

Professor Myra Garcia, LCW-S (TX)
Health & Social Services Bldg., Room 203F
(575) 646-6319