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New Mexico State University

College of Arts and Sciences

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

New Mexico State University / College of Arts and Sciences is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
(Graduate Certificate)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Applied Geography (MAG) Geography
Master of Music (MM) Music
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Fine arts
Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Criminal justice
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 178
Doctoral Degrees 40
Other Advanced Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

688
Applied
394
Accepted
166
Enrolled
57%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

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

647
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 27.98%
Black or African American 3.4%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.77%
Asian 4.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 1.7%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

221
Total faculty
Full-time - 211
Part-time - 10
Male (132)
Female (89)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Art history, art conservation, metals and sculpture, photography, 2d and 3d animations, game design, digital film making, rhetoric and professional communication, creative writing and poetry, public history, border history, east asia history, planetary astronomy, solar and exoplanetary astronomy, ecology, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, immunology, vector biology, microbiology, neuroscience, cell and development biology, medicinal and biological chemistry, environment and defense chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
19,700,909

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Enrico Pontelli
Dean
Email: epontell@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3500
Fax: 575-646-6799

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