Bachelor of Public Health

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New Mexico State University’s Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program prepares students for public health careers in nonprofit agencies, in government agencies at the local, state and national levels, and in companies actively promoting employee wellness as both a personal and business asset. The BPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).

The Bachelor of Public Health curriculum includes a Field Experience of 320 hours of supervised professional work in a public health setting. This Field Experience is arranged so that the student can fulfill this important component of their education in the community where they live. As students prepare to enter the workforce, Bachelor of Public Health graduates are eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. BPH graduates may also continue their education in Master of Public Health (MPH) programs at NMSU and other universities.

Degree-Completion Program – this online program is designed for students that have completed specific departmental pre-requisites. Please contact NMSU Online for further information.

College: Health and Social Services
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 120
Program Length: 3 - 4 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $380.20
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

OccupationsSalary Range
Community Health Workers$26,990 - $68,210
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other$38,890 - $68,550
Midwives$38,890 - $68,550
Medical and Health Services Managers$70,840 - $155,260
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary N/A

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
HLC website
HLC phone: 800-621-7440


Accredited by the Council on Public Health Education

Contact Information
Name:Joe Tomaka
Phone:(575) 646-3525