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New Mexico State University

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Las Cruces, NM

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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 child science
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) Clothing, textiles, and merchandising

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19

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
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23
Applied
20
Accepted
16
Enrolled
87%

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

Exam Details
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: 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

40
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 50%
Black or African American 2.5%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.5%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 1
Male (3)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Food product analysis, childhood obesity, dietary decision-making, military families, equine assisted psychotherapy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
432,486

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Email: fcs@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3936
Fax: 575-646-1889

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