Degree Programs

NMSU’s distance education degree programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. NMSU offers Bachelor degree completion programs, Masters and Doctorate programs, and a number of Graduate Certificate and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

Please contact the listed distance education director for your degree program.


Master of Public Health (MPH)

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Online

Description: The Online MPH has curriculum and degree requirements in common with the campus program, and is covered by the same accreditation. There are two concentration offered: Community Health Education (CHE) and Health Management, Policy and Administration (HMAP). All coursework for the degree can be completed off campus utilizing web-based technologies. The program is aimed at meeting the needs of working students and others for whom a campus-based program is not an option. The MPH degree prepares public health professionals to work in a variety of settings, including state and federal agencies and many community-based organizations.

Delivery method: All coursework is offered online using Canvas, Centra, and other distance education technologies

Requirements: The Online MPH requires completion of 42 credit hours of coursework and is designed so that part-time students can complete the degree in three years.

Costs: Current main campus tuition and fees plus a $35 per credit hour distance education fee. See the University Accounts Receivable Tuitions and Fees for the current rate.

Prerequisites: Prospective students should meet all admission requirements as outlined by NMSU's Graduate Student Services.

To apply: Applicants must apply to the NMSU Graduate School AND complete the MPH application for admission (note that there are two [2] different forms: one for the campus program only and the other for the online program only). The deadline to apply for the online MPH degree is March 15. GRE scores are required of all applicants.

Accreditation: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
HLC website
HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Specialized Accreditation: Council on Education for Public Health

More info: Department of Public Health Sciences

Disabilities: If you have a disability that may affect your performance in a course, or if you require accommodations in order to take a distance education course, contact NMSU's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Providing accommodations for distance education students sometimes requires more time than in a traditional classroom setting so students are encouraged to begin working with SAS as early as possible.

Updated: 2017-08-17