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 Arts in Education Administration (Emphasis in Community College and University Administration)

College: Education

Program Category: Hybrid

Description: The program will enable you to attend interactive classes that accommodate your busy schedule, allow you to develop your leadership skills in a learning community, inform you about current trends and policies affecting higher education, and prepare you for an exciting career in community college or university administration.

Delivery method: The department uses a hybrid distance education program combining both asynchronous and synchronous delivery technologies. On-campus attendance is required at the half-day program orientation at the start of the first semester.

Requirements: This program is 33 credits.

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.

To apply:

Apply online to the NMSU Graduate School or by mail:
Graduate Student Services Office
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001, MSC 3G
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-2736

Request that official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended be submitted to the NMSU Graduate School at the address above.

Complete your application packet to the ELA Department and mail the following to:
New Mexico State University
College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Administration.
MSC 3N, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

  • 1-page letter of intent
  • 2-page minimum writing sample
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (sent directly to ELA by the writers)

Deadline: This program starts in spring semester only. Materials for this program must be received by the deadline of December 1.

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

Specialized Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education* (As of 2013, NCATE has consolidated

More info: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Administration, Emphasis in Community College and University Administration

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: 2016-09-20