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.


Doctor of Nursing Program

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Hybrid

Description: Practice-focused doctoral nursing programs prepare leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree. Although the coursework for these programs is web-based, *the clinical component consists of over 1000 contact hours*. Anyone interested in pursuing a nurse practitioner doctorate must make certain that they can accommodate the intensive time commitment that these programs require.

Delivery method: Canvas

Requirements: Please view DNP website on Application Criteria

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

To apply: Students are prescreened through the program website: HLC website
HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Specialized Accreditation: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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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: 2017-08-16