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 Science in Electrical Engineering

College: Engineering

Program Category: Online

Description: Designed for the working engineer, an entire 30-credit coursework-only MSEE degree can be taken remotely. Alternately, the working engineer may choose to complete 27 credits of on-line coursework, a 3-credit technical report (E E 598) with a graduate advisor, and an oral exam, which must be taken on-site. The latter option is especially attractive whenever the chosen topic of the technical report aligns with both the graduate advisors area of expertise and the engineers current job assignment. This program is currently not available to international students. Students based in the US should contact an advisor in their area of interest to lay out a degree plan based on planned course offerings.

Delivery method: Online Instruction

Requirements: The NMSU Graduate School has general requirements for graduation and time tables for submitting required paperwork during your program of study and prior to graduation. Consult the Graduate School Catalog for more detailed information. In particular, review the Graduate School Masters Degree Check list for required paperwork and the Graduate School Academic Calendar for applicable deadlines. Many of the necessary forms can be downloaded from Graduate Students Forms.

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:

  • Complete the Application for Admission.
  • Upload the supporting documents required by the academic department. Each department will require different supplemental information. Review the departmental application requirements on the department website or the Graduate Programs page.
  • Submit the application fee. You can make payment within the online application system using a credit card. However if you select to pay by check and then change your mind and want to pay by credit card use this link. Pay by Credit Card.
  • Review your application and the supporting documents before you submit you application. You are unable to make changes to your application after it has been submitted.
  • Submit the application.

Upon submission, the academic department will have full access to all of the documents you have submitted. Each department will have its own timing for the review of applications. Once the department has made a decision, you will receive an email notification of their decision. If you are admitted to an academic department, the Office of University Admissions will contact you about the next steps in the process, including the submission of official transcripts and other required documents.

NMSU Student Affairs & Enrollment Management:University Admissions
(575) 646 - 2736
Educational Services Building Suite G
MSC 3G/ P.O Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

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

Specialized Accreditation:

More info: Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate Program

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: 2015-08-06