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Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

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Hands-On Experience

With supervised fieldwork, you can apply what you learn in the community where you live.

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100% Online

Flexible, online courses make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Scholarships Available

Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*

Support Your Community’s Health and Wellness

Get ready for a rewarding career in public health with a Bachelor of Public Health (BHP) from NMSU Global Campus! With 100% online coursework, as well as 320 hours of supervised field experience in a professional public health setting, you will be well prepared to seek a career in community and public health.

Fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), our program is arranged so that you can fulfill your fieldwork component in the community where you live. Upon graduating, you’ll be eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

You may also wish to continue your education in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NMSU Global Campus. We specialize in offering practice-based learning of core disciplines that are related to contemporary global health issues.

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Career Pathways

With the Bachelor of Public Health degree, you may work in a variety of settings in the community, such as public health departments, private business, and schools. Some of your many rewarding career options include:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Director of Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Care Coordinator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Public Administrator
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

The Bachelor of Public Health program prepares you to function as a successful professional in community health and public health settings.

In this program, you will:

  • Design an effective framework to evaluate public health programs.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions in real-world health scenarios.
  • Explore and work with social and behavioral science theories, models, and principles to enhance decision-making in public health issues.
  • Learn the application of epidemiology to screening infectious diseases, prevention, and policy development.
  • Synthesize ethical concepts that recognize power, politics, and organizational performance in healthcare settings.

Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40**
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation

The BPH program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Sample Courses Credits
PHLS 4210: Methods of Community Health Education 3
PHLS 4310: Biometrics and Health Research 3
PHLS 4320: Epidemiology 3
PHLS 4410: Administration of Health Programs 3
PHLS 4820: Health Informatics 3
PHLS 4998: Community Health Education Field Experience 6
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Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

Contact Financial Aid
Phone: 1-888-729-6678
Email: onlineFA@nmsu.edu

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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.