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New Mexico State University

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Plant and environmental sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant and environmental sciences
Master of Science (MS) Horticulture

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, 2 departmental seminars

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
7
Accepted
5
Enrolled
37%

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 March 15th March 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of reference, letter of purpose or intent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3, 3 letters of reference, letter of purpose or intent

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

46
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.74%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.35%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Plant breeding and genetics, molecular biology, crop physiology, plant physiology, soil science and environmental science, forestry, nursery and greenhouse production, dryland ecology, urban horticulture and turfgrass management, microbiology, biotechnology, bioeconomy, geohydrology, climate change, atmospheric science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,830,731

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3Q
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire
Department Head
Email: rsthilai@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3405
Fax: 575-646-6041

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