New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) programs leading to professional licensure are designed to meet New Mexico’s professional licensure education requirements. Since each state and territory has different laws and regulations, graduates of NMSU programs may or may not be eligible for licensure in other U.S. states and territories. It is highly recommended that current and prospective students check with the state licensing board in which they intend to be licensed BEFORE they start an NMSU program. Additional licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting, etc.

The information below provides guidance on NMSU programs meeting the education requirements for professional licensure and represents NMSU’s determination to the best of its knowledge. NMSU has done its due diligence in determining which programs meet the educational requirements of licensure in every state and territory. NMSU will not be liable for any determination that is later found to be inaccurate. Additionally, successful completion of an NMSU program does not guarantee attaining professional licensure in any state or territory.

It has been determined that NMSU’s professional programs meet New Mexico’s state licensure requirements. If a program leading to professional licensure is not listed below, NMSU is in the process of making the determination. If you will be applying for licensure outside of NM, contact the appropriate licensing agency in that U.S. state or territory about licensure requirements.

Due to the different state/territory licensing requirements, relocating during a program can impact a student’s ability to continue a program, meeting eligibility requirements in another state, and/or receiving financial aid. If relocating, students should contact their program to check for state authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many of NMSU’s programs have specialized accreditation. Visit  Specialized Accreditation for more information.

The information is updated annually and on an as-needed basis. Since laws and regulations change it is recommended students check back regularly with the appropriate licensing board for current requirements.

The professional licensure information is provided in accordance with U.S. Federal Regulations, 34 CFR § 668.50 (2016 Rules), 34 CFR § 668.43 (2019 Rules), and NMSU’s membership in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

For questions about the information on this page, contact

View the program licensure dashboard