43
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

New Mexico Highlands University / Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is located in Las Vegas, NM, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Psychology Clinical psychology/counseling
Master of Science (MS) Psychology General psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Southwest studies Anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) Public affairs Applied sociology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
15
Accepted
15
Enrolled
33%

Applying

15
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 540

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
44%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
55%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 53.49%
Black or African American 6.98%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.33%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.63%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time (11)
Part-time (3)
Male (6)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Southwest Native American resettlement development, community-level interventions, neurochemistry of personality, comparative criminal justice, social theory and activism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM  87701
United States
Contact Dr. Tom Ward
Program Coordinator
Email: tsward@nmhu.edu
Phone: 505-454-3196