Western New Mexico University School of Social Work

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Organization Description

Established in 1893, Western New Mexico University’s main campus is located in Silver City, New Mexico. Surrounded by 3.3 million acres of natural forest, we offer students a unique and personal learning experience, whether face to face or online.

Get your BSW or MSW from Western New Mexico University School of Social Work. You will find accredited degree programs, affordability, and highly qualified faculty. Students love the personal care and attention they receive. We are a small school that helps you realize your big potential.

Why Choose Social Work at WNMU?

WNMU School of Social Work has a long history of academic excellence and a commitment to online learning. We have been accredited since 1994.

Flexibility to fit your life! WNMU School of Social Work offers flexible programs with online and distance options. Begin your program in the fall, spring or summer. Attend full time or part time.

We emphasize the core Social Work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence in a nurturing environment.

Prepare for an Amazing Career! Social Workers are everywhere – we will prepare you for a variety of social work career opportunities

Social work is one of the fastest growing professions today, which means that our graduates get jobs. Our graduate surveys have shown that almost 30% of our social work graduates received a raise or promotion after getting their degree. Almost 70% of graduates were either already employed or became employed in the field within nine months of graduation.

Admission Requirements:

Visit our website at www.wnmu.edu/socialwork to find additional information about our available programs, including admission requirements.


Be the change! Social workers inspire, advocate, educate, and change lives.

Our graduates gain the knowledge, values, and skills to practice social work in a variety of settings with people young and old. From counseling to case management and advocacy to intervention, our graduates find fulfillment in applying their skills to improve the lives of the people they serve.

Social workers find fulfilling careers in private practice, hospitals, schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations, correctional facilities, community mental health clinics, nursing facilities, child welfare agencies, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, out-patient clinics, and more.  Wherever people need help, social workers are there!

Interested in a career other than Social Work?

WNMU has over 100 areas of study available.

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