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 Certificate and Licensure options.

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


Master of Science in Nursing

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Technology-Based Programs

Description: The MSN curriculum provides students with the knowledge and experience to assume leadership positions in overall health care delivery and fulfill the fundamental requirements to teach in basic nursing programs, engage in nursing practice as clinical specialists, and secure middle- and top-level administrative positions in health care agencies.

Delivery method: Online

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: New Mexico State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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