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New Mexico State University

Department of Government

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Government
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

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 (if GPA less than 3.0)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10
Applied
8
Accepted
4
Enrolled
80%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline October 1st October 1st No
Spring deadline March 1st March 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (if GPA less than 3.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, resume

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

33
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 48.48%
Black or African American 12.12%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.03%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 1
Male (5)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: U.S.-Mexico border studies, public administration and policy, international relations, Latin America, American politics and theory, Native American policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
72,132

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3BN
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Neil Harvey
Head
Email: nharvey@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-4935
Fax: 575-646-2052

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