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New Mexico State University

Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Communication disorders
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education Autism spectrum disorders
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education Bilingual/multicultural special education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Special education Autism spectrum disorders
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Special education Bilingual/multicultural special education
Master of Arts (MA) Education Autism spectrum disorders
Master of Arts (MA) Education Speech-language pathology
Master of Arts (MA) Education Special education
Master of Arts (MA) Education Special education/deaf-hard of hearing
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Special education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Special education/deaf-hard of hearing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

150
Applied
32
Accepted
27
Enrolled
21%

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 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT

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

101
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 54.46%
Black or African American 0.99%
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 449.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.96%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 2
Male (4)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Multicultural special education, multicultural communication disorders, mild disability, multicultural assessment, deaf education, early childhood, bilingual special education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
174,534

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3SPE
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Phone: 575-646-2402
Fax: 575-646-7712

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