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New Mexico State University

Department of English

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English English studies for teachers
Master of Arts (MA) English Literature
Master of Arts (MA) English Rhetoric and professional communication
Master of Arts (MA) English Creative writing
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rhetoric and professional communication

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

68
Applied
34
Accepted
12
Enrolled
50%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work

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

71
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 19.72%
Black or African American 2.82%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.41%
Unknown 4.23%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 3
Male (10)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Composition research, history and theory of rhetoric, technical/professional communication, creative writing, English and American literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,666

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3E
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Schirmer
Interim Department Head
Email: eschirme@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3931
Fax: 575-646-7725

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