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New Mexico State University

Department of Communication Studies

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
12
Accepted
5
Enrolled
67%

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 15th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25

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

21
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 28.57%
Black or African American 4.76%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9.52%
Unknown 4.76%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 1
Male (4)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, political, and health communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
14,152

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3W
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Kenneth Hacker
Department Head
Email: khacker@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-2801
Fax: 575-646-4642

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