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New Mexico State University - Las Cruces — College of Health and Social Services

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
College of Health and Social Services
Degrees Awarded:
Joint Degree (MSW & MPH), Nursing (MSN), Public Health (MPH), Social Work (MSW)
Admissions Deadlines:
Applications are evaluated in late fall/early spring for Social Work, and in spring for MPH
Program Start:
Program Founded:
May, 2003


Selected Fellows will receive consideration for an assistantship in one of the three academic units in the college, dependent upon their admission status and particular qualifications. This assistantship qualifies the Fellow for in-state tuition.


The College of Health and Social Services is composed of the Department of Health Science and the School of Nursing, as well as the School of Social Work. It includes several community-based service organizations. New Mexico State University is a Land and Space grant university that has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. The university is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities. It has more than 18,000 students on its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico situated in the beautiful and historic Mesilla Valley with its Organ Mountains. It is just 43 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The student population is culturally and ethnically diverse.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of New Mexico State University and the appropriate academic unit.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Sue Forster-Cox

Department of Health Science, MSC 3HLS
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 646-2183
(575) 646-4343

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