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New Mexico State University

Department of Geological Sciences

Las Cruces , NM

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New Mexico State University

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 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
6
Accepted
6
Enrolled
25%

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: 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

17
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 94%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (76%)
Female (23%)

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:
134,888

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3AB
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Nancy J. McMillan
Department Head
Email: nmcmilla@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-2708
Fax: 575-646-1056

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