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New Mexico State University - Las Cruces — College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

Program Type:
Master's International
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
Degrees Awarded:
Agricultural Biology (MS), Agricultural Economics (MS), Agricultural and Extension Education (MA), Agriculture, spec. Agribusiness (MAgr/MBA), Animal Science (MS), Business Administration, spec. Agr (MBA/MAgr), Family and Consumer Sciences (MS), Horticulture (MS), Plant and Environmental Sciences (MS), Range Science (MS), Wildlife Science (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

Applications are evaluated on a "rolling" basis. Priority deadline for Fall is February 1 and Spring is October 1.

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Fall Semester - August,<br />Spring Semester - January
Program Founded:
September, 2010


Selected MI students 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 MI students for an out-of-state tuition waiver.

MI students in the college will be able to receive up to 6 credit hours of internship for their PC experience, 3 credits per year. They will then return to NMSU to complete their thesis and the balance of their required credit hours.

In addition to financial aid, students may also be eligible for assistantships, fellowships, and grants. NMSU is also proud to offer fellowships for underrepresented minorities and women.


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 in ACES Master's International program include:

  • Agricultural and Extension Education offers a Master of Arts in Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business offers a Master of Agriculture with a specialization in Agribusiness (MAG-AB), a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (M.S.), a Master of Business Administration with specialization in Agribusiness (MBA-AB) (in conjunction with Business College).
  • Animal and Range Sciences offers M.S. degrees in the areas of Animal Science and Range Science.
  • Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science offers an M.S. degree in Agricultural Biology.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences 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 offers an M.S. degree in Wildlife Science with options in Wildlife or Fisheries.
  • Plant and Environmental Sciences offers M.S. degrees in Plant and Environmental Sciences and Horticulture with various options within these degrees.


Application information and forms are available on our website. Applications should be sent to:
Graduate Student Services, MSC 3G


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

Admission to any graduate degree program is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School upon the recommendation of the department of proposed study. Submission of the following information must be made to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Completion of Application for Graduate Admissions form;
  • $40 Non-refundable Application Fee;
  • Official Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

In addition to requirements for the Graduate College, other material will be required by specific departments, which must be contacted separately, and usually includes:

  • Official GRE Score Report;
  • Two to three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources;
  • Resume, including academic preparation, work experience, and international experience;
  • Statement of goals.

No student will be officially admitted into a graduate program at NMSU until a "Certificate for Admission" has been issued by Graduate Student Services. Although Graduate Student Services considers this certificate valid for a period of one year, departments may require re-application if the student does not enroll in the semester noted in the certificate.

It is recommended that applications be submitted at least three months prior to the date of intended enrollment. The NMSU Graduate College has rolling admissions but many departments and programs have application deadlines and some may admit students only once a year. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the deadlines for the specific degrees they are seeking.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. John Mexal
Prof. of Tree Physiology

College of Agric., Enviro. & Consumer Sciences
P.O. Box 30003
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
(575) 646-3335
(575) 646-6041

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