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New Mexico State University

Department of Government

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

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 6

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

25
Applied
19
Accepted
14
Enrolled
76%

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: 7

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 51.43%
Black or African American 8.57%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

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:
6,901

Location & Contact

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