Program Description

 

Department of Public Health Sciences MPH Accredited by CEPH; BPH Approved by SABPA

Welcome to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Our mission is to prepare public health practitioners for the State of New Mexico, the region, and the country.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Public Health Sciences at NMSU. Our mission is to prepare public health practitioners to work in community settings across the State of New Mexico, the region, and the country.

I think you will find that we have outstanding faculty, friendly and professional staff, excellent facilities, and a tremendous legacy of preparing public health professionals and researchers.

We offer baccalaureate (BPH) and master’s (MPH) degrees in public health, as well as gradate certificate in public health.  Students in the MPH program specialize in either Community Health Education or Health Management and Policy.  Our Master’s programs are accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) and our Bachelor’s program has SOPHE/AAHE baccalaureate program approval (SABPAC).

The passing of the Affordable Care Act and implementation of Centennial Care in New Mexico has created a new era of opportunities for trained public health specialists.  Now is your chance to choose a course of study that will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others in your communities or wherever you may travel.

Please feel free to stop by our offices at any time, or contact us by phone or e-mail.

Dr. Anup Amatya

Department Head, Public Health Sciences

About New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University sits on a 900-acre campus and enrolls more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. A Hispanic-serving institution, NMSU serves a multi-cultural population of students and community members across the state at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. Plus, distance education programs give students maximum flexibility.