Graduate Programs

NMSU offers a wide variety of Graduate Program for doctoral and master’s degrees, and graduate certificates. We offer a variety of online, traditional face-to-face and hybrid classes for whatever best suits your needs. An overview of the program, contact information, application deadlines and requirements can be found by visiting the programs’ website.

Online Graduate Programs

Traditional Face-to-Face Graduate Programs

Accounting

Degree offered

Master of Accountancy

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Aerospace Engineering

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Agricultural Biology

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Agricultural Economics

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Agricultural Extension Education

Degree offered

Master of Arts

Areas of emphasis

Adult Non-Formal Education, Agricultural or Technology Teacher Education, Extension Education, International Extension and Development, Agricultural and Community Development, Agricultural Leadership

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Agriculture

Degree offered

Master of Agriculture

Concentration

Agribusiness

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Concentration

Domestic Animal Biology

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Animal Science

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Anthropology

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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Applied Statistics

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Art

Degrees offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts

Areas of emphasis

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

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Astronomy

Degree offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Biology

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Business Administration

Degree offered

Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy

MBA Concentrations

Agribusiness, Finance, Information Systems

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PhD Concentration

Management

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Concentration

Marketing

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Chemical Engineering

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Chemistry

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral emphases

Analytical, Biochemistry, Organic, Inorganic, and Physical

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Civil Engineering

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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Clinical Psychopharmacology

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Communication Disorders

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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Communication Studies

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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Computer Science

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Counseling and Guidance

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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Counseling Psychology

Degree offered

Doctor of Philosophy

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Creative Writing

Degree offered

Master of Fine Arts

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Criminal Justice

Degree offered

Master of Criminal Justice

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Cultural Resource Management

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Curriculum and Instruction

Degrees offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Concentration

Educational Learning Technologies

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Digital Communication

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Digital Signal Processing

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Economic Development

Degree offered

Doctor of Economic Development

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Economics

Degree offered

Master of Arts

Concentration

Public Utility Policy & Regulation

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Education

Degree offered

Master of Arts. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

MA concentrations

Bilingual Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Learning Technologies, Elementary Licensure Preparation, Language, Literacy & Culture, Secondary Licensure Preparation, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

MAT concentrations

Dance, Math, Science, and Spanish

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Educational Leadership and Administration

Degrees offered

Master of Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Areas of emphasis

Community College Administration, Educational Leadership, PK-12 Educational Administration, University Administration

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Electrical Engineering

Degree offered

Master of Science

Areas of emphasis

Circuits & Systems, Computer Engineering, Digital Signal Processing/Communications, Electromagnetics & Microwave Engineering, Electronics/VLSI, Energy Systems, and Photonics

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Energy Systems

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Engineering

Degree offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Concentrations

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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English

Degree offered

Master of Arts

Areas of emphasis

Literature, Creative Writing, English Studies for Teachers, and Rhetoric & Professional Communication

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Environmental Engineering

Degree offered

Master of Science

Areas of emphasis

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management, Water Supply, Waste-water Treatment

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Family and Consumer Science

Degree offered

Master of Science

Areas of emphasis

Clothing, Textiles & Fashion Merchandising; Family & Child Science; Family & Consumer Science Education; Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management; Human Nutrition & Food Science, Marriage & Family Therapy

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Family Practice Nursing

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Finance

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Geography

Degree offered

Master of Applied Geography

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Geology

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Government

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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History

Degree offered

Master of Arts

Concentration

Public History

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Horticulture

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Industrial Engineering

Degree offered

Master of Science

Areas of emphasis

Computer Modeling, Operations Research & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems, and Reliability Engineering

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Kinesiology

Degree offered

Doctor of Philosophy

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Mathematical Sciences

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Mechanical Engineering

Degree offered

Master of Science

Areas of emphasis

Applied Mechanics, Biomechanics, Composites, Computational Mechanics, Dynamic Systems, Materials Science, Mechatronics, and Thermal Science

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Molecular Biology

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Museum Studies

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Music

Degree offered

Master of Music

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Nursing

Degree offered

Master of Science

Concentration

Nursing Administration

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Nursing Practice

Degree offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Concentrations

Adult Health Nursing, Advanced Practice in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Public/Community Health Nursing

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Nursing Science

Degree offered

Doctor of Philosophy

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Online Teaching and Learning

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Physics

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

MS concentration

Space Physics

Areas of MS emphasis

Atmospheric, Computational, Condensed Matter, Geophysics, Materials Science & Nanoscience, Nuclear, Optics, Particle, and Physics Education

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Plant and Environmental Sciences

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Psychology

Degrees offered

Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy

Areas of doctoral emphasis

Cognitive, Engineering, Social

Master's emphasis

General Experimental

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Public Administration

Degree offered

Master of Public Administration

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Public Health

Degree offered

Master of Public Health, Graduate Certificate

Area of emphasis

Community Health Education and  Health Management Administration and Policy (attached to MPH only.)

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Public Utility Regulation & Economics

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Range Science

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Degree offered

Doctor of Philosophy

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School Psychology

Degree offered

Specialist in Education, Doctor of Philosophy

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Social Work

Degree offered

Master of Social Work

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Sociology

Degree offered

Master of Arts

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Spanish

Degree offered

Master of Arts

Areas of emphasis

Literature: Spanish American and U.S. Hispanic Literature; Linguistics

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Special Education

Degrees offered

Master of Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

MA  concentrations

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bilingual/Multicultural Special Educations, Early Childhood Special Education, and Special Education/Deaf-Hard of Hearing

Doctoral concentration

Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education

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Systems Engineering

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Telemetering

Certification offered

Graduate Certificate

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Water Science and Management

Degrees offered

Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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Wildlife Sciences

Degree offered

Master of Science

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Non-Degree

Non-degree admission is designed to meet the needs of an applicant who does not wish to pursue a degree or who has not yet completed the application process to a specific department. Academic advising for non-degree students is obtained from the academic department. No more than 9 graduate credits earned in non-degree status may be transferred to a graduate degree program. NMSU only recognizes graduate credit for non-degree work from the University of New Mexico (UNM). Transfer credits are restricted to 6 credits with the approval of the appropriate department, the college dean, and the graduate dean. A student classified as non-degree is not eligible to receive financial aid, student employment, or institutional tuition waivers, nor is he or she eligible to participate in student government or intercollegiate athletics; and Is not eligible to receive benefits from veterans’ programs. International students with an F-1 visa are not eligible to apply to this program.

Undeclared

An applicant that has not decided on a specific graduate degree program and has an undergraduate minimum grade-point average of 2.5 may be considered for admission as an undeclared master student. International students with an F-1 visa are not eligible for undeclared master status. Advising for an undeclared master student can be obtained from the Graduate School. Students in the standing are restricted to enrolling in 9 graduate credit hours. To continue enrollment a student must apply and be admitted into a degree-seeking program.