Online College “Broke Down Barriers” to Rita’s MSW Degree

Meet our alum Rita D., who shares how the convenience and accessibility of online learning were key to finishing her Master of Social Work degree.


Accessible Online Coursework 

Rita D. is proud to be a recent graduate of the popular Master of Social Work program at NMSU Global Campus. She appreciated receiving “a quality education” and especially loved studying for her MSW in a modern, digital learning environment. As a person with a disability, it was important to Rita to find a school that adapted to her needs instead of the other way around.

“I love NMSU Global Campus,” Rita shares, “because it broke down the barriers to accessibility so I could finish my degree.”

This is not Rita’s first time around as an Aggie. A first-generation college graduate, Rita earned her bachelor’s degree at New Mexico State University’s main campus in Las Cruces.

However, Rita remembers that attending classes in person was a challenge during her undergraduate studies. So, when it came time to enroll in a master’s program, Rita opted for online learning. “I didn’t have to travel to campus and do in-person classes,” she recalls. “With NMSU Global Campus, I could do it online at my own pace.”

I love NMSU Global Campus because it broke down the barriers to accessibility so I could finish my degree.

Rita D., Class of 2024

Learn at Home on Your Schedule  

NMSU Global Campus provides innovative ways to learn from the comfort of home. We respect that our online learners are adults who need the freedom to adapt their education to their specific circumstances. 

Many NMSU Global Campus students are managing family and work responsibilities, as well as living with an injury or disability, or facing other unexpected life changes. As Rita explains, “You can do it online… at home in your own environment that you’re used to.” 

Here For You, Every Step of the Way 

Happily, Rita found the sense of “work-life balance” she was looking for. She hit her stride at NMSU Global Campus, where our flexible, supportive faculty helped Rita work toward her academic and professional goals. 

“I had a lot of challenges just adjusting to my disability and the learning experience because I had a brain injury,” Rita reflects. “I had to find different learning strategies so I could adapt and persevere.”

Support for Students with Disabilities

Thinking of returning to school to finish that degree you’ve been dreaming of? 

Are you searching for inclusive, accessible options to continue your education, like Rita D.?  

Apply to one of the affordable, flexible, 100% online programs at NMSU Global Campus. Our online students can access numerous resources to support their educational journey, including confidential accommodations and advocacy through NMSU’s Disability Access Services.

NMSU Global Campus is here to connect our students with a caring online community of faculty, staff, and peers dedicated to supporting your success. At NMSU Global Campus, we understand that it’s not just about where you’re going but who you’re going with. Take your first step with us.

About New Mexico State University Global Campus

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At NMSU Global Campus, our mission is to help prepare the next generation of leaders. We focus on offering high-quality education that spans a multitude of disciplines and career pathways. Whether you’re seeking a degree or certification in teaching, science, engineering, healthcare, business, or others, we provide exciting opportunities that can help shape your future. 

NMSU Global Campus is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), with specialized accreditation offered for some programs. We offer flexible, career-focused 100% online courses and degree options in New Mexico, across the nation, and around the globe. Start your journey with our accessible and affordable degree options.