Graduate Students

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At The College of Arts and Sciences, we welcome the most ambitious and brightest students from around the world to learn (and to possibly, teach) in our college! Thank you for your inquiries about our graduate schools. The graduate programs of NMSU’s Arts and Sciences College are made up of many students continuing their education beyond the baccalaureate level. We offer a wide variety of programs for students pursuing masters and doctorate degrees in their fields of study. The accomplishments of our college and university have been nationally and internationally recognized through a variety of different sources: the National Science Foundation, Forbes Magazine, the Carnegie Foundation, and the U.S. News and World Report. Becoming a graduate student here in the Arts and Sciences College at NMSU means being part of a legacy that dedicates itself to academic excellence, community enrichment, and personal empowerment!

New Mexico State University and the College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide assortment of different programs to help you with your educational expenses as a graduate student. Graduate assistantships, fellowships, grants, and federal loans are all options that students may benefit from while working towards their graduate degrees.

Graduate Assistantships (GA) are positions that universities offer to graduate students that not only pays them stipends to fund their educational expenses, but they also give graduate students practical “on the job” experience working in their fields of study. Graduate assistantships may involve graduate students assisting professors with their stratagems of classroom pedagogy, graduate students may teach the classes themselves, or graduate students may assist a department with academic research to broaden their fields of study. At NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, we offer an extensive choice of assistantships to help fund your higher post-graduate education.

Entering/New Students

  • Diversity Graduate Assistantships
  • McNair Graduate Assistantships

Current Students

  • Outstanding Graduate Assistantship Award
  • Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Assistantship Award

Visit NMSU’s Graduate Student’s pages (new student funding and current student funding) for more information in regards to the specifics of each assistantship offered here at NMSU.

 

Fellowships are similar to scholarships. However, scholarships pay off school tuition whereas fellowships not only pay for tuition through stipends, but they also contain a living allowance for graduate students. If fellowships suit your interest, NMSU and the College of Arts and Sciences does offer such awards to best suit your funding needs.

Entering/New Students

  • Graduate Assistant Tuition Fellowships

Current Students

  • The Mike Watts Outstanding Leadership Graduate Fellowship
  • Merit Based Enhancement Fellowship

Visit NMSU’s Graduate Student’s pages (new student funding and current student funding) for more information in regards to the specifics of each fellowship offered here at NMSU.

 

NMSU’s Office of Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students resources they need to fund their education. General information about a student’s options in seeking federal aid through federal loans, grants, and work study programs are given by this office. For more information about receiving federal aide, please visit the Office of Financial Aide’s Website .

 

The New Mexico Department of Higher Education (NMHED) has a program that awards graduate students with assistantships and fellowships. Such programs pays annual stipends of $7,200. This program is designed for students that face ethnic, racial, and gender under-representation within their post graduate schools. NMHED awards are usually given to first year graduate students that have been officially enrolled in their department’s graduate programs.

For more information in regards to the NMHED graduate student scholarships, visit their official site .

 

The TEACH Grant is a federal grant that not only assists students with paying for their education, but it also allows students to give back to communities in need. In order to receive the TEACH Grant, students must complete an obligatory requirement to teach in areas that have been economically deprived after graduation. The TEACH Grant is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students with an award amount of $2,000 per semester and/or $4,000 annually.

For more information in regards to the TEACH Grant, visit their official site provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Western Regional Graduate Program

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The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in some 450 high-quality programs at 61 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) for WICHE state members:

  • Biology (MS, PhD)
  • Bioinformatics (MS) Contact the Graduate School
  • MA Communication Studies – Communication Studies
  • Masters of Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Resources Management (GRAD CERT) – Anthropology
  • Master in Financial Mathematics – Mathematical Sciences
  • Master of Applied Geography (MAG) – Geography
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) – Government
  • Psychology (MA, PhD) – Psychology
  • Sociology (MA) – Sociology
  • Public History MA History – – History
  • Space Physics MA and PhD – Physics
  • MA Spanish (online) – Languages and Linguistics
  • PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication – English

For more information regarding the WGRP, please visit their official site .

 

If you are a graduate student that needs assistance in paying for expenses that involves travelling for authorized academic and professional purposes, the Travel Grant may help alleviate some (but not all) of the costs related to travel. The Travel Grant pays up to $500 for graduate students to attend conferences, meetings, workshops, external collaborations, and shipping costs for transport of originally created pieces to exhibitions.

For more information in regards to the Travel Grant, visit this website .

Making “The Land of Enchantment” your state of legal residence can greatly reduce your tuition costs at the College of Arts and Science! However, there are certain criterion that you may fall under that may qualify you for in-state residency even if you are new to our state. Visit NMSU’s Registrar site for more information on applying for in-state residency or seeing if you fall under the qualifications of applying or qualifying for in-state residency.

In the Arts and Sciences College, we celebrate diversity! There are many students hailing from international countries that come to study at NMSU in order to learn, grow, and thrive. The impact that students from abroad have on our graduate schools here at ASNMSU is very influential and inspiring, and you becoming a student in our graduate schools means that you would contribute to such positive impacts.
For more information in applying and registering yourself as an international student here at the College of Arts and Science, visit our Office of International Student and Scholar Affairs website .

NMSU offers an abundance of different graduate programs to choose from! An overview degree programs, contact information, application deadlines and requirements can be found by visiting the programs’ websites. The College of Arts and Sciences currently offers the following programs in different departments.


Art

Painting Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in Art History and Studio Art), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concentration in Museum Conservation and Emphasis in Studio Art)

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Department Website: Art Department .

 

 


Creative Media

Person sitting on green wall Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Creative Media (Digital Film Making & Animation and Visual Effects)

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Animation and Visual Effects. Digital Film Making.
Department Website: Creative Media Department.

 

 


Music

Music Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Music (Concentration in Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, and Vocal Performance). Bachelor of Music Education.

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Music.
Department Website: Music Department.

 

 


Theatre

Theatre Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in Musical Theatre)

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Theatre Arts.
Department Website: Theatre Department.

 

 

 


English

Hand of person writing

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in: Rhetoric, Digital Media, & Professional Communication, Creative Writing, and Language, Literature, & Culture)
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – English
Department Website: English Department.

 


History

Mayan symbol

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (with Secondary Licensure for aspiring teachers).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – History
Department Website: History Department.

 


Language and Linguistics

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in: French, German, and Spanish). Supplementary Majors in: (Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Foreign Languages
Department Website: Department of Language and Linguistics.

 


Philosophy

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
Department Website: Philosophy Department.

 

 

 


Astronomy

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Astronomy.
Department Website: Astronomy Department.

 

 


Biology

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), Bachelor in Conservation Ecology, Bachelor of Science in Genetics (Genetics and Biotechnology).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Biology. Bachelor of Arts – Biology.
Department Website: Biology Department.

 


Chemistry

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry),
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Chemistry. Bachelor of Art – Chemistry.
Department Website: Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

 


Computer Science

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Comp. Sci. Bachelor of Arts – Comp. Sci.
Department Website: Computer Science Department.

 

 


Geology

cave

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science (Concentration in: Geological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Systems, and Earth Science Education. Secondary Teaching Licensure for aspiring teachers.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Geology.
Department Website: Geological Sciences Department.

 


Mathematical Sciences

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Mathematics
Department Website: Mathematical Sciences Department.

 

 


Physics

Physics

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics (Engineering Physics).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry:Bachelor of Science – Physics. Bachelor of Arts – Physics
Department Website: Physics Department.

 


Aerospace Studies/AFROTC

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelors of Aerospace Studies.
Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelors of Aerospace Studies.
Department Website: NMSU Air Force Officer Reserve Training Corps.

 

 


Anthropology

Monkey skulls

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts. Supplemental Major in: Sustainable Development.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology.
Department Website: Anthropology Department.

 

 


Communication Studies

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts
Department Website: Communication Studies Department.

 

 


Criminal Justice

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Criminal Justice. Supplemental major in: (Law and Society).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Department Website: Criminal Justice Department.

 

 


Geography

River through land

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science (Concentration in: Geographic Information Science & Technology and Human/Environment Relations).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Applied Geography.
Department Website: Geography Department.

 

 


Government

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts. Supplemental major in: (Law and Society).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Government
Department Website: Government Department.

 

 


Interdisciplinary Studies

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Gender and Sexuality Studies). Bachelor of Applied Studies (Applied Studies). Bachelor of Individualized Studies (Individualized Studies).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Studies, Bachelor of Individualized Studies
Department Website: Interdisciplinary Studies

 


Journalism and Media Studies

newspapers

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts in advertising, broadcasting, news-editorial, photojournalism and public relations/strategic communications.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts
Department Website: Journalism Department

 

 


Psychology

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Psychology.
Department Website: Psychology Department.

 

 


Sociology

Crowd of people walking

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Sociology.
Department Website: Sociology Department.