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New Mexico State University

Department of Biology

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Behavioral, ecological & evolutionary biology
Master of Science (MS) Biotechnology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Defense or oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
17
Accepted
10
Enrolled
52%

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 January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 30th September 30th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

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

54
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.52%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.7%
Asian 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 3.7%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Microbiology, cell and organismal physiology, ecology and ethology, evolution, genetics, developmental biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,417,855

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3AF
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Michele K. Nishiguchi
Department Head
Email: nish@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3611
Fax: 575-646-5665

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