Master of Public Health

MPHThe Online MPH in Community Health Education has curriculum and degree requirements in common with the campus program, and is covered by the same accreditation. All coursework for the degree can be completed off campus utilizing web-based technologies. The program is aimed at meeting the needs of working students and others for whom a campus-based program is not an option. The MPH degree prepares public health professionals to work in a variety of settings, including state and federal agencies and many community-based organizations.  Visit the Department of Public Health Sciences homepage here.

The online MPH began in 2008 and is in high demand due to its delivery method; this is the only online program of its kind in the state.   The Department of Public Health Sciences has maintained an office at the NMSU Albuquerque Center since 2007.  The office is staffed by the Department’s Online Coordinator, Dr. Sue Forster-Cox.  At the Center, she regularly meets with potential new students and interfaces with many of the present online students as they live and work in central and northern New Mexico.  Ongoing public health partnerships with the NM Department of Health and the University of New Mexico, Public Health Program are enhanced and maintained due to the ability of NMSU faculty to work closely with those two key institutions, near their main offices.  More MPH program information may be obtained by clicking here or by contacting Dr. Forster-Cox at or call (505) 889-9884.

NMSU offers a dual Master in Public Health/Master of Social Work degree. The requirements for the degree can be found by clicking here.

NOTE: In order to be considered, applicants must apply to BOTH the MPH and the MSW programs separately. You will only pay for the graduate application fee once–you will not be charged when you apply for the second program.