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New Mexico State University

Department of Music

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Performance

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3

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 Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10
Applied
7
Accepted
5
Enrolled
70%

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 July 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Audition, bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution

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

25
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 52%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 3
Male (14)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music education, contemporary wind band literature, performance, music history, composition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,606

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3F
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Lon W. Chaffin
Department Head
Email: lchaffin@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-2421
Fax: 575-646-8199

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