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New Mexico State University

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Economic Development (DED) Economic development
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Agribusiness
Master of Science (MS) Water science management
Master of Agriculture (M Ag) Agriculture

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; GMAT (for MBA)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
8
Accepted
3
Enrolled
57%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; GMAT (for MBA)
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, college-level calculus, statistics
Doctoral Degree Requirements Previous course work in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, college-level calculus, statistics, related MS or equivalent, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

16
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 43.75%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 2
Male (8)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Natural resource policy, production economics and farm/ranch management, agribusiness and marketing, international marketing and trade, agricultural risk management
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
917,292

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3169
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Jay Lillywhite
Department Head
Email: lillywhi@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3215
Fax: 575-646-3808

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