MPH Overview

Master of Public Health Overview

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers a degree program leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Community Health Education, an MPH with a concentration in Health Management, Administration and Policy, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. This graduate program began in the Fall of 1996, was initially accredited in 2000, and in 2003 received full accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through December 31, 2018. NMSU is a member of the Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP), and a member of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Fellows Program. The NMSU MPH Program is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) student exchange program. NMSU also offers a joint MPH/MSW degree program. The Department of Public Health Sciences has developed an online version of the existing main campus MPH program, to be phased in over a period of up to three years. Prospective students should meet all requirements as outlined in the NMSU Graduate School application and complete the on-line or campus MPH application for admission.

The MPH program faculty members are committed to provide excellent and innovative instruction. MPH students master competencies during the program as a strong academic foundation. Our students become successful health professionals and leaders working with diverse populations.

Mission Statement

To provide academic, professional, and service excellence in preparing public health professionals who will demonstrate competent leadership, innovation, and technical expertise at local, state, national levels, with particular emphasis along the U.S./Mexico border, tribal, and rural health communities.

MPH Program Goals and Objectives

Our program goals and objectives support our program’s mission.

  • Prepare competent professionals who have the essential knowledge and skills for advanced public health education, advocacy and practice with diverse populations.
  • Prepare competent professionals who have the essential knowledge and skills for advanced health management, administration, policy and practice with diverse populations.
  • Conduct ethically and scientifically sound research/demonstration projects to promote, protect, improve, and /or restore the health of diverse populations.
  • Provide opportunities for graduate students and faculty to participate in service activities that benefit the university, communities in New Mexico, and professional associations throughout the southwest, the county and international venues.

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