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.

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Doctorate of Nursing Program

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Technology-Based Programs

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: Online

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:

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

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

Specialized Accreditation:

More info: https://schoolofnursing.nmsu.edu/online-doctor-of-nursing

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

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