Graduate Certificate: Public Utility Regulation and Economics (PURE)

Certificate program for Non-Economics Graduate Students

Contact Dr. Doug Gegax or Dr. Larry Blank.

This is a professional educational program designed for post-baccalaureate
students pursuing a career in the utility sector with an electric utility company,
natural gas utility, water distribution utility, or a government agency regulating
these types of companies.

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This is a multi-disciplinary field. Students with educational backgrounds in
accounting, government, finance, business administration, public administration,
engineering, law, and economics are usually well-suited to pursue a career in this
industry and are encouraged to consider the program.
The program provides advanced technical instruction on utility industry analysis
and prepares students for the rigors of utility regulatory methods, policy, and
analytical applications.
NMSU Graduate School
All applicants to this program must meet the minimum requirements specified in the general regulations and requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

Students applying for admission into the Graduate School and the PURE Certificate Program must complete their online application no later than July 15th for consideration to start in the Fall Semester.  


IMPORTANT: When applying to the certificate program using the online application system.

  • Under Intended Major select Graduate Certificate
  • Under Concentration select Public Utility Regulation & Economics


All students in the PURE program must successfully complete the course on the course requirements page. These credits may be transferred for credit toward the Master of Arts in Economics.