41
Students
Suburban setting
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Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Family and consumer science education
Master of Science (MS) Hotel, restaurant, and tourism management
Master of Science (MS) Human nutrition and dietetic sciences
Master of Science (MS) Family and consumer sciences
Master of Science (MS) Food science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Family and child science
Master of Science (MS) Clothing, textiles, and merchandising

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
18
Accepted
17
Enrolled
69%

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 February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of reference from faculty members or employers, resume, letter of interest
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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

41
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 56.1%
Black or African American 7.32%
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.44%
Asian 2.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.44%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time (9)
Part-time (1)
Male (3)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Food product analysis, childhood obesity, dietary decision-making, military families, equine assisted psychotherapy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
356,004

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Priscilla Bloomquist
Interim Department Head
Email: pbloomqu@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3936
Fax: 575-646-8100