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New Mexico State University

Department of Astronomy

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Astronomy is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (advanced physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
34
Accepted
6
Enrolled
45%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (advanced physics)

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

27
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 11.11%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Planetary science, solar physics, starts and stellar populations, interstellar medium, galaxies, cosmology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,281,165

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 4500
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Jon Holtzman
Department Head
Email: jholtzma@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-4438
Fax: 575-646-1602

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