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! The graduate programs of NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences 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 College Arts and Sciences at NMSU means being part of a legacy that dedicates itself to academic excellence, community enrichment, and personal empowerment!

Academic Programs and Departments

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.

Fine Arts


Art

Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Music (Areas of Study: Conducting, Music Education, and Performance).

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Music.

Department Website: Music Department.


Music

Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Music (Areas of Study: Conducting, Music Education, and Performance).

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Music.

Department Website: Music Department.

Humanities


English

Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts (Emphasis in: Rhetoric & Professional Communication, Creative Writing, English Studies for Teachers, and Literature), Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing), Doctor of Philosophy (Rhetoric & Professional Communication).

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: English Department.


History

Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts (with Concentration in Public History and Thesis options).

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts.

Department Website: History Department.


Spanish

Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts.

Department Website: Department of Language and Linguistics.

Sciences


Anthropology

Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts.

Department Website: Anthropology Department.


Astronomy


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Astronomy Department.


Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science.

Department Website: Computer Science Department.


Biology


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science.

Department Website: Biology Department.


Chemistry


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.


Computer Science


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Computer Science Department.


Geology


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science.

Department Website: Geological Sciences Department.


Mathematical Sciences


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Mathematical Sciences Department.


Molecular Biology


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Molecular Biology Department.


Physics


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Science,Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Physics Department.

Social Sciences


Communication Studies


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts

Department Website: Communication Studies Department


Criminal Justice


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Criminal Justice.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Criminal Justice.

Department Website: Criminal Justice Department.


Geography


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Applied Geography.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Applied Geography.

Department Website: Geography Department.


Government


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts (Dual Graduate Degree Programs: MPA/Criminal Justice and MPA/Public History).

Department Website: Government Department.


Psychology


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy.

Department Website: Psychology Department.


Sociology


Graduate Degrees Offered: Master of Arts.

Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Arts.

Department Website: Sociology Department.

Request More Information

For more information, please feel free to reach out to our College of Arts and Sciences Recruiter at artsci@nmsu.edu