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New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
MPH Accredited by CEPH; BCH Approved by SABPAC

Graduate Admission

Application Procedures for Graduate Students

Application to the NMSU Graduate School and MPH program is a single application.   All applicants must apply to and be accepted by the NMSU Graduate School before they can be accepted to the MPH program. Please note that on the application you will have a choice of programs;  the on-campus MPH;  the online MPH, the Graduate Certificate in Public Health;  or the online MPH with a health management, administration and policy emphasis.  The online MPH program is intended primarily for New Mexico residents, and secondarily for residents of the Southwest United States. Both on-campus and online applications are reviewed by the MPH admissions committee.  Please see below for application deadlines. NOTE:  Regardless of the program you enter you are required to attend the MPH orientation scheduled prior to the beginning of classes in August (more specific dates will be sent after your acceptance).  In addition, for admitted students receiving a graduate assistantship both the department and the graduate school will have their own mandatory orientation (Graduate School typically hosts their orientation on the Monday prior to classes).

We only accept students for Fall semester. Applications for on-campus admission are due February 1st;  on-line applications are due March 15th.  Graduate Assistantship applications are due March 1. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the review process, however, the Graduate School will require official transcripts showing completion of the undergraduate degree prior to admittance.

Non-Degreed/Non-Declared Students:  Students who have been admitted to the graduate school are permitted to take graduate level courses (pending departmental protocol).  For those who are non-degreed/non-declared students, the MPH program offers a variety of courses they can take.  Note that most of the MPH courses are restricted to MPH students only.  However, MPH 500 and any of the MPH 56X series are available for any student to complete. Some additional courses may be available pending class enrollment.  If you are a non-degreed student contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Robinson ( to register for courses.

It should also be noted that any courses taken prior to being admitted to the MPH program must be petitioned into the program once accepted.  It should be further noted that not all graduate level courses will necessarily be transferred.  For more information, contact Dr. Robinson.


This page last updated on December 19, 2013