The School of Social Work’s CSWE accredited MSW and BSW educational programs are designed to prepare students for ethical and evidence-informed professional social work practice.


The social work profession’s purpose is to promote human and community well-being. The profession is guided by the person-in-environment framework which enables the social work profession to foster a global perspective, respect for human diversity and knowledge based on scientific inquiry.



Our Vision

To be a leader in culturally-responsive and inclusive education, applied research, community engagement, and interdisciplinary and international collaboration.


Our Mission

To foster optimal health and well-being, equal human rights and a just society rooted in ethical, culturally-responsive and evidence-informed social work practice in the United States southwest and nationally.


Our Values

  • Student-centered education
  • Collective empowerment
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Social and economic justice
  • Community engagement
  • Data-informed and ethical practice


NMSU Visitor’s Guide now available

The 2021-2022 NMSU Visitor’s Guide is now available. The digital magazine offers a more robust NMSU experience and highlights areas that may be of interest to visitors, alumni, friends, prospective students and families, and future faculty and staff. The publication includes a link to download an accessible PDF. To view the guide, click here. Questions? Email llorente@nmsu.edu.