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New Mexico State University

Department of Computer Science

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
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? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, thesis proposal

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

112
Applied
59
Accepted
17
Enrolled
53%

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 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements BS in computer science
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS in computer science

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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

90
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.11%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.33%
Unknown 1.11%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bioinformatics, database and data mining, networks and systems optimization, artificial intelligence, human factors and user interfaces, computer security, big data, data engineering, software engineering, automata theory, wireless sensor, smart grid, high performance computing, future Internet, automated planning, intelligent agents, logic programming, assistive technology, computer system, data storage
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,678,600

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC CS
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Son Tran
Department Head
Email: stran@cs.nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3723
Fax: 575-646-1002