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New Mexico State University

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering 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 in Chemical Engineering (MS Ch E)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 5

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
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
23
Accepted
9
Enrolled
64%

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 March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

39
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.82%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Separations, advanced materials, computer modeling and simulation, energy, biomaterials, polymers/rheology, water, biomedical, brewery engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,141,235

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3805
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. David A. Rockstraw
Department Head
Email: drockstr@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-1214
Fax: 575-646-7706

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