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Public Utility Regulation and Economics Graduate Certificate

Advance Your Career in Just One Year

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Program Quick Facts

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A One-Year Program

In just one year, you get equipped with essential knowledge of the utility sector.

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100% Online

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

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Pursue a Vital Career in the Utility Sector

The certificate in Public Utility Regulation and Economics (PURE) at NMSU Global Campus is a professional education program designed for post-baccalaureate students. If you’re interested in pursuing a career with an electric, natural gas, or water distribution company — or with a government agency that regulates the utility sector — then our 100% online program will set you up for success.

You’ll thrive in this field if you already have a background in accounting, government, finance, business, public administration, engineering, law, or economics. But no matter where you are on your journey, NMSU Global Campus helps you meet your academic and professional goals on a flexible schedule!

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Career Pathways

  • Gas Manager
  • Land Development Project Manager
  • Public Utilities Analyst
  • Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst
  • Utilities Manager
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“I decided to join NMSU Global Campus because of its affordability and flexibility.”

Jessica G., Class of 2024

The NMSU Global Campus Public Utility Regulation and Economics (PURE) graduate certificate program offers you advanced technical instruction on the utility sector. In just one year, you’ll become well prepared for complex analysis and rigorous applications of utility policy.

Study the legal justifications for regulating the electric industry, as well as the functions of regulatory commission and the history of the industry. Apply the same kind of economic analysis to the natural gas and water industry, considering revenue requirements, cost allocation, and retail design rate.

This flexible, affordable certificate program also gives you the opportunity to get a head start on your graduate study. PURE certificate courses will transfer into the Master of Arts in Economics program at NMSU Global Campus, satisfying up to 12 of the 30 credits required for the master’s degree.

Delivery Format: 100% online with synchronous Zoom meetings
Program Credits: 12 credits
Program Length: 1 Year
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Business
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The Public Utility Regulation and Economics Graduate Certificate program consists of 12 credits. To enter the program, you must meet the general regulations and minimum requirements for admission to the graduate school, including a bachelor’s degree in any subject and a 3.0 GPA.
The program offers Fall, Spring, and Summer start dates, but if you don’t have a strong foundation in economics, we recommend you start in Fall so you can complete your prerequisites.

Sample Courses Credits
ECON 571: Regulatory Policy and Industry Analysis: Electricity I 3
ECON 572: Regulatory Policy and Industrial Analysis: Water and Natural Gas 3
ECON 573: Regulatory Policy and Industry Analysis: Electricity II 3
ECON 574: Advanced Seminar Regulatory Policy and Industry Analysis 3
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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.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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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.