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 Nursing
(Nursing Administration)

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Hybrid

Description: The MSN Administration degree option is open to nurses who possess an RN license and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BSN). The MSN in Nursing Administration prepares students for administrative careers in nursing and health care. The MSN degree also prepares the student for potential future doctoral education. The MSN in Nursing Administration is offered online, students who enroll in the MSN program option are required to come to campus at least once each year for a 2 day orientation.

Delivery method: Canvas

Requirements: A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing(BSN) degree from an accredited college or university; a GPA of 3.0 or above; successful completion of an interferential statistics course within 5 years of enrollment.

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: The criteria for admission include: eligibility for admission to the NMSU Graduate School (as described in the Graduate Catalog); three professional letters of reference; a letter stating your personal goals for graduate education and intended clinical specialty; your resume identifying clinical practical experience; and proof of licensure or eligibility for RN licensure in New Mexico.

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

Specialized Accreditation:

More info: MSN Program Website

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: 2016-08-23