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New Mexico State University

Department of Physics

Las Cruces , NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS) Space physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Written qualifying exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
22%

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 November 1st September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

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

36
Total Graduate Students
72%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter physics, materials science, geophysics, applied physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,639,963

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3D
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Stefan Zollner
Department Head
Email: zollner@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3831
Fax: 575-646-1934

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