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New Mexico State University

Department of Languages and Linguistics

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Oral or written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
18
Accepted
14
Enrolled
72%

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 January 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline September 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work in Spanish, 3 letters of reference, language evaluation form (or OPI score), letter of intent

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

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 53.85%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 1
Male (6)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Spanish-American literature, U.S. Hispanic and Chicano literature and border culture, Hispanic linguistics, bilingualism, language contact, sociolinguistics, Mexican literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3L
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Glenn Fetzer
Department Head
Email: gwfetzer@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3408

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