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New Mexico State University

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Curriculum and instruction
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Arts (MA) Learning design and technologies
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Arts (MA) Bilingual education
Master of Arts (MA) Language, literacy and culture
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Educational diagnostics
Master of Arts (MA) Early childhood education
Master of Arts (MA) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Teaching Dance
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Teaching Spanish

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 82
Doctoral Degrees 15
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

106
Applied
85
Accepted
56
Enrolled
80%

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 December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Requirements Portfolio, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

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
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

307
Total Graduate Students
63%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 46.25%
Black or African American 4.89%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.98%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.28%
Unknown 1.3%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 7
Male (10)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: STEM education, bilingual and English as a second language education, critical pedagogy/multicultural education, learning design and technology, early childhood education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
13,518

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3CUR
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. David Rutledge
Department Head
Email: rutledge@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-5411
Fax: 575-646-5436