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New Mexico State University

Department of Geological Sciences

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
4
Accepted
4
Enrolled
12%

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 February 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 31st October 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in geology or the equivalent

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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
69%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 1
Male (4)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geochemistry, structure/tectonics, sedimentology/stratigraphy, mineralogy/petrology, volcanology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
152,798

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3AB
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Nancy J. McMillan
Department Head
Email: nmcmilla@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-2708
Fax: 575-646-1056