Online MSW Programs in New Mexico (NM)

Western New Mexico University’s School of Social Work, based in Silver City, is currently the only institution in the state that offers a fully online MSW program. Instruction for the program is delivered through synchronous, real-time sections and asynchronous sections allowing students to complete readings, learning modules and assignments on their own schedule (provided, of course, that they meet all relevant deadlines). The program progresses in loosely structured cohorts beginning in either fall, spring or summer, allowing students flexibility in selecting their core classes and electives. Beyond the online coursework, the program also requires students to complete field education at local health services agencies.

Please note: All online MSW programs require students to complete field education at a local health services agency.

Featured Online MSW Programs
FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University An Online MSW with a Future-Focused Curriculum
Baylor University Address Injustice from a Strengths-based Perspective
University of Denver A Social Justice–Focused Online MSW
University of Southern California Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Options
Simmons University Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations

Sponsored MSW Programs

Western New Mexico University’s School of Social Work offers both traditional and advanced standing tracks, as well as an Advanced Generalist concentration. The traditional track is 66 credits and requires 900 hours of field education split evenly between four semesters. Full-time and part-time options are available, with the former to be completed in two years and the latter to be completed in three years. The advanced standing track is only 45 credits and requires 450 hours of field education. Full time and part time options are also available for this track, with the former to be completed in one year and the latter in one and a half to two and a half years, depending on the course load.

In addition to Western New Mexico University, students residing in the state have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are 24 out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept students from New Mexico, and the majority of these programs are fully online, meaning they do not require students to visit campus while earning their degrees. Five of these programs do necessitate a limited number of visits, and these may be the ideal medium for students who want the flexibility of an online program yet would still prefer to meet their professors and classmates in person.

Several out-of-state online MSW programs also offer the same tuition rate to in-state and out-of-state students, so aspiring social workers in New Mexico would be wise to research as many options as possible. To learn more about a particular program below, click on the name of the school.

Colleges in New Mexico with Online MSW Programs

Colleges in New Mexico with Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from New Mexico

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from New Mexico
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT)
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Boston University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Traditional (PT)
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (FT)
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Edinboro University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT)
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Louisiana State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) and Advanced Standing (FT)
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (PT)
Rutgers University 100% Online Traditional (PT)
Simmons University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) 
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional (PT)
Texas State University – San Marcos 100% Online Traditional (PT) and Advanced Standing (PT)
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Central Florida 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Denver 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of Louisville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of New Hampshire (UNH) 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Widener University 100% Online Traditional (PT)

*All online MSW programs require field education at a local health services agency. Programs that are 100% online do not require students to visit the campus during the program. For schools that are not 100% online, we classify any program that requires two or fewer visits to the campus per year as an online program.