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University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative. Teaching at University of the Southwest adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in the separation of church and state. University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum, campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive educational community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged. At University of the Southwest, students are instructed and mentored by a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiple cultures from which they come. As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the practical contributions of community service.


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Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual (Masters)

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL (Masters)

MBA - Accounting (MBA)

MBA - Finance (MBA)

MBA - Marketing (MBA)

MBA - Research Track (MBA)

MBA - Self-Designed (MBA)

MBA - Sports Management and Recreation (MBA)

MBA - Strategic Management (MBA)

MSEd: Curriculum and Instruction (Masters)

MSEd: Early Childhood Education (Masters)

MSEd: Educational Administration (Masters)

MSEd: Mental Health Counseling (Masters)

MSEd: School Counseling (Masters)

MSEd: Special Education (Masters)

University of the Southwest is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, one of the six regional agencies that evaluate educational institutions. The accreditation process assesses such characteristics as governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student personnel services, institutional resources, student academic achievement, institutional effectiveness, and relationships with constituencies outside the institution. This voluntary accreditation function has two fundamental purposes: quality assurance and institutional and program improvement.

The North Central Association’s accrediting process for institutions of higher education is accomplished through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Southwest was granted accreditation in 1980, and has maintained continuous accreditation. The next HLC review is scheduled in academic year 2013-2014.

The School of Education at University of the Southwest operates under the auspices of the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Southwest is a member of the following organizations:

    American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges & Universities (AAPICU)

    Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges (AGB)

    Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

    Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

    National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)

    New Mexico Independent College Fund (NMICF)

    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics(NAIA)

    Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

    College Board

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