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New Mexico State University

Department of Criminal Justice

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
25
Accepted
19
Enrolled
89%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Spring deadline April 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

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

48
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 64.58%
Black or African American 4.17%
White or Caucasian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 8.33%
Asian 4.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Juvenile justice, jails and prison administration, courts and legal decision-making, victim studies, policy and evaluation research, narcotics and addiction, research methods, and urban studies, borderland studies, race and identity studies, indigenous jurisprudence, immigration and justice, and diversity in higher education scholarship, statistics, crime theory, race and crime, and street crimes, courts and sentencing, immigration and Latino studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,431

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3487
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Dennis Giever
Department Head
Email: dgiever@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-1632
Fax: 575-646-2827

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