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New Mexico State University - Las Cruces — Coll. of Agricultural, Consumer & Enviro. Sciences

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Coll. of Agricultural, Consumer & Enviro. Sciences
Degrees Awarded:
Agricultural Biology (MS), Agricultural Economics (MS), Agricultural and Extension Education (MA), Agriculture, spec. Agribusiness (MAgr/MBA), Animal Science (MS), Animal Science (PhD), Doctorate in Economic Development (DED), Family and Consumer Sciences (MS), Horticulture (MS), MBA with specialization in Agribusiness (MBA-AB), Plant and Environmental Sciences (MS), Plant and Environmental Sciences (PhD), Range Science (MS), Range Science (PhD), Wood Science (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:
Applications are evaluated on a "rolling" basis
Admissions Cycle:
Program Start:
August, January
Program Founded:
January, 2009


Selected Fellows will receive at least a one-half time teaching or research assistantship (10 hr/wk) in one of the seven academic units in the college, dependent upon availability and the applicants admission status and particular qualifications. This assistantship qualifies the Fellow for an out-of-state tuition waiver.


The NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) "Brings Science to Your Life" through academics, research, and New Mexico's Cooperative Extension Service.

We offer ten master degree programs and three doctoral programs in addition to two Master degree programs and one Doctorate program in conjunction with the College of Business.

Graduate degree awarding departments participating ACES Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program include:

  • Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED) offers a Master of Arts in Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business (AEAB) offers a Master of Agriculture with a specialization in Agribusiness (MAG-AB), a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (MS), a Master of Business Administration with specialization in Agribusiness (MBA-AB) (in conjunction with Business College), and a Doctorate in Economic Development (DED) (in conjunction with Business College).
  • Animal and Range Sciences (ANRS) offers M.S. degrees in the areas of Animal Science and Range Science. Ph.D. degrees are offered in Animal Science and in Range Science.
  • Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science (EPPWS) offers a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Biology.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) offers an M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with options in: Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising; Family and Child Science; Human Nutrition and Food Science; Family and Consumer Science Education; General Family and Consumer Sciences; and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.
  • Fishery, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology (FWCE) offers an M.S. degree in Wildlife Science with options in Wildlife or Fisheries.
  • Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) offers M.S. degrees in Plant and Environmental Sciences or Horticulture and a Ph.D. degree in Agronomy with various options within these degrees.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of New Mexico State University and the appropriate academic unit.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
John Mexal

Coll. of Agricultural, Consumer & Enviro. Sciences
PO Box 30003, MSC 3Q
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
(575) 646-3335

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