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!

NMSU currently offers 27 doctoral degrees, 56 master’s degrees, and 11 graduate certificates. An overview of the program, contact information, application deadlines and requirements can be found by visiting the programs’ websites. The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following programs in different departments.

Anthropology

Department of Anthropology offers: Master of Arts

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Art

Department of Art offers: Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts with the following emphasis:

Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphics Design, Jewelry and Metal-smithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

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Astronomy

Department of Astronomy offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Department of Computer Science offers: Master of Science

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Biology

Department of Biology offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Chemistry

Department of Chemistry offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral emphases:

Analytical, Biochemistry, Organic, Inorganic, and Physical

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Communication Studies

Department of Communication Studies offers: Master of Arts

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Computer Science

Department of Computer Science offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Creative Writing

Department of English offers: Master of Fine Arts

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Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice offers: Master of Criminal Justice

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Geography

Department of Geography offers: Master of Applied Geography

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Geology

Department of Geology offers: Master of Science

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Government

Department of Government offers: Master of Science

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History

Department of History offers: Master of Arts

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Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematical Sciences offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Molecular Biology

Department of Molecular Biology offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Music

Department of Music offers: Master of Music

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Physics

Department of Physics offers: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Psychology

Department of Psychology offers: Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy

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Sociology

Department of Sociology offers: Master of Arts

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Spanish

Department of Language & Linguistics offers: Master of Arts

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