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New Mexico Highlands University

Facundo Valdez School of Social Work

Las Vegas, NM

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New Mexico Highlands University

Overview

New Mexico Highlands University / Facundo Valdez School of Social Work is located in Las Vegas, NM, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW) Bilingual/bicultural clinical practice
Master of Social Work (MSW) Clinical practice

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 133

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

204
Applied
203
Accepted
143
Enrolled
100%

Applying

15
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 540

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

298
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 41.61%
Black or African American 4.36%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 7.72%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.67%
Two or more races 3.02%
Unknown 7.38%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 26
Male (11)
Female (29)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Treatment attrition among domestic violence batterers, children's health and mental health, Dejando Huellas: meeting the bilingual/bicultural needs of the Latino mental health patient, impact of culture on the therapeutic process, effects of generational gang involvement on adolescents' future
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM  87701
United States
Contact Dr. Cristina Duran
Dean
Email: duranc@nmhu.edu
Phone: 505-260-6183

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