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Master of Public Health

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A Top MPH Program

Our program ranks among the Top 5 best online MPH programs in the nation.

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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.

A Vitally Important Career

The Master of Public Health program at NMSU Global Campus prepares you for the vitally important field of preventing and mitigating disease outbreaks. With two concentrations available for you to choose, you have the opportunity to individualize the program to your needs, ensuring the next step in your career follows your specific interests.

A top-rated program taught by expert faculty, our 100% online MPH follows a contemporary curriculum to address systemic health challenges that affect communities across the nation.

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Career Pathways

The MPH degree from NMSU Global Campus prepares public health professionals to work in a variety of settings, including state and federal agencies and community-based organizations. Graduates of the Master of Public Health program enjoy many career avenues:

  • Biostatistician
  • Data Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition 
  • Public Health Administration
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“NMSU is home to me. It’s where I got my undergrad and that's why I chose NMSU Global Campus for my master's. “

Jessica G., Class of 2024

In the Master of Public Health program at NMSU Global Campus, you gain the preparation you need to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including state and federal agencies and community-based organizations. Our 100% online program gives you the opportunity to choose from two different areas of concentration:

  • Health Behavior and Health Promotion (HBHP)
  • Health Management, Policy, and Administration (HMAP)

With an HBHP concentration, you’ll study the social, behavioral, and educational aspects of disease prevention, along with effective strategies for evaluating local needs and involving community leaders in healthcare solutions.

The HMAP concentration prepares you to assume a supervisory role in the management of health and human services programs, with essential knowledge in budgeting, marketing, and organizational structure.

No matter which concentration you choose, you’ll be entering one of the top-rated online MPH programs in the nation. We’re ranked #2 on the list of best Community Health Degree Programs, and #4 on the Top 10 Online MPH Programs for Health Policy and Management.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 42 credits
Program Length: 2-3 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The Master of Public Health program offers two different concentrations, each with thesis and non-thesis options, all of which consist of 42 credits. For the non-thesis degree track, your final exam includes oral and written questions pertaining to your graduate coursework. With the thesis track, your final exam is an oral defense of your thesis and related coursework.
Upon completing the Health Behavior & Health Promotion concentration, you become eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination and/or the Certified Public Health (CPH) examination.

Sample Courses Credits
PHLS 5110: Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health 3
PHLS 5120: Biostatistical Applications in Public Health 3
PHLS 5130: Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention 3
PHLS 5140: Health Services System: Administration and Organization 3
PHLS 5150: Environmental Public Health Issues 3
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All MPH students must comply with the Student Code of Conduct for the NMSU Department of Public Health Sciences, which can be found on the department’s webpage.

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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*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.