Welcome

Dear Prospective Students:

As the Coordinators for the MPH Programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences at NMSU, we invite you to explore what NMSU has to offer prospective students, and we encourage you to apply for admission to one of our graduate programs.

At NMSU, we offer graduate degree programs in public health that students can complete in a traditional on-campus classroom setting, or on-line using distance education technology. Our MPH degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). These programs include MPH degree programs with a concentration in either Community Health Education (CHE) or Health Management, Administration, and Policy (HMAP). Both concentrations include 42 credit hours of instruction and field placement experience. Our CHE concentration adds a thesis option for students seeking experience in health research. We also offer a 15 credit hour Graduate Certificate program in Public Health.

It is important to note that anyone with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) can apply to our public health programs with no required prerequisites. Indeed, we welcome students with bachelor’s degrees in diverse fields including biology, psychology, anthropology, nursing, business, sociology, as well as public health.

In addition, we tailor our programs to accommodate working professionals. For example, we schedule all on-campus classes during evening hours to accommodate traditional daytime work. We provide even greater schedule accommodation with our online programs, where students can complete their degrees on their own time, typically taking two classes per semester.

Finally, many of our on-campus students benefit or have benefitted from Graduate Assistant positions which help students to defray the cost of attending graduate school.

We thank you for visiting our website and hope you will consider NMSU for your graduate degree. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

tomaka sforster rao
Joe Tomaka Sue Forster-Cox Satya Rao
Graduate Coordinator Online Coordinator Graduate Certificate Coordinator
tomaka@nmsu.edu sfortster@nmsu.edu sakrishn@nmsu.edu