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School of Social Work at NMSU

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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, nationally, and internationally.

Our Values

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

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