New Mexico State University

Community Health Education

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This program focuses on U.S./Mexico border health issues and health disparities. Its mission is to provide academic, professional, and service excellence in preparing community health education professionals, who will demonstrate competent leadership, innovation, and technical expertise at local, state, national, and international levels, and in particular with border health problems in communities along the U.S./Mexico border. Students take core courses in public health, community health education, and cultural foundations, as well as having options for graduate electives and field experience; there is an optional thesis. The M.P.H. program at New Mexico State University is accredited by the Council On Education for Public Health, and is among universities affiliated with the Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Program. A new option is a joint degree program leading to the MPH/MSW degrees. Students in the joint degree program need to apply both to the MPH degree program and to the MSW degree program in the School of Social Work.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

James Robinson, III, Academic Department Head
New Mexico State University
Department of Health Science
Room 126, Health and Social Services Building
1335 International Mall
P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3HLS
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(505) 646-4300

Degrees Available