New Mexico State University

2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Program Details

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offered by New Mexico State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is intended for students who wish to earn a Master’s degree, but who cannot fully commit to the traditional, on campus, in-classroom learning environment. The curriculum and degree requirements of this program align with the on campus program and the online version of this program is also covered by the same accreditation. This program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is a member of the Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP), as well as a member of the Returning Peace Corp Volunteer educational program (RPCV). This program is intended specifically for health professionals who wish to work in many different kinds of settings and environments. This includes state and federal agencies, as well as various community-based organizations and environments.

This program requires its students to take and complete 49 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Students who are taking courses on a part-time schedule can complete this course of study in a three years. This program requires that students should have completed 6 semester credits in Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semester credits in Statistical methods, 4 credit hours in Biology or a related field, and 3 credit hours in a public health or related field. This program also requires students to take the Graduate Record Examination test and submit their scores. Additionally, students are required to complete a biographical essay and an essay that declares their intentions regarding their graduate studies in Public Health.

This program requires students to take and complete 44 through 49 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Master of Public Health degree. The Thesis option of this program requires students to take 44 to 46 credit hours of courses, while the non-thesis option requires students to take 49 credit hours of courses. Some of the required courses include: Orientation to Public Health, Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health, Biostatistical Applications in Public Health, Foundations of Public Health Education, Techniques of Health Community and Education, Community Organization in Public Health, and Program Planning, Evaluation, and Research.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      44

    Requirements

    This program requires that students should have completed 6 semester credits in Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semester credits in Statistical methods, 4 credit hours in Biology or a related field, and 3 credit hours in a public health or related field. This program also requires students to take the Graduate Record Examination test and submit their scores. Additionally, students are required to complete a biographical essay and an essay that declares their intentions regarding their graduate studies in Public Health. 

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    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, 2010. NMSU is a member of the Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP), and a member of the Returning Peace Corp Volunteer educational program (RPCV)

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