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New Mexico State University
Graduate Catalog
2012-2013

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS, SPECIALIZATIONS/CONCENTRATIONS, APPROVED MINORS AND INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Because graduate degrees are awarded for attainment in scholarship, the requirements stated in this catalog are to be considered as minimal. The major department or the dean of the Graduate School may make additional requirements deemed necessary for each candidate. Each student's program is subject to the approval of the respective department head. Responsibility for securing approval of the proposed program of study rests with the student.

Frequent consultation with the advisor is essential to satisfactory planning and progress toward a degree.

Graduate degrees, concentrations, approved minors, and the programs in which they are awarded are listed below. Please note that these are official specializations/concentrations for each degree program. The following list supersedes those listed in the department listings of the Graduate Catalog:

  • Interdisciplinary Master of Art

  • Interdisciplinary Master of Science

  • Master of Accountancy

  • Master of Agriculture

    • Specialization/Concentration in:
      • Agribusiness
      • Domestic Animal Biology
  • Master of Applied Geography

  • Master of Arts

    • Agricultural and Extension Education
    • Anthropology
    • Art
    • Communication Disorders
    • Communication Studies
    • Counseling and Guidance
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Counseling
        • Guidance and Human Relations
        • Spanish Counseling
    • Economics
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Public Utility Policy and Regulation
    • Education
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Autism Spectrum Disorders
        • Bilingual Education
        • Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education
        • Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology
        • Curriculum and Instruction
        • Early Childhood Education
        • Early Childhood Special Education
        • Educational Diagnostics
        • Educational Learning Technologies
        • Elementary Licensure Prep
        • Language, Literacy & Culture
        • Secondary Licensure Prep
        • Special Education
        • Special Education Administration
        • Special Education/Deaf-Hard of Hearing
        • Speech-Language Pathology
        • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Educational Administration
    • English
    • Government
    • History
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Public History
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

    • Specialization/Concentration in:
      • Dance
      • Math
      • Science
      • Spanish
  • Master of Business Administration

    • Specialization/Concentration in:
      • Agribusiness
      • Finance
      • Information Systems
  • Master of Criminal Justice

  • Master of Fine Arts

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

  • Master of Music

  • Master of Public Administration

  • Master of Public Health

  • Master of Science

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Agricultural Biology
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Animal Science
    • Applied Statistics
    • Astronomy
    • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Geology
    • Horticulture
    • Mathematics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physics
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Space Physics
    • Plant and Environmental Science
    • Range Science
    • Water Science and Management
    • Wildlife Science
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • Master of Science in Nursing

    • Specialization/Concentration in:
      • Nursing Administration
      • Entry to Nursing Practice
  • Master of Social Work

  • Professional Master of Financial Mathematics

  • Specialist in Education

    • Curriculum and Instruction
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Educational Diagnostics
        • Special Education Administration
        • Special Education/Deaf-Hard of Hearing
        • Special Education
    • Reading
    • School Psychology
  • Doctor of Economic Development

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

    • Adult Health Nursing
    • Advanced Practice in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
    • Public/Community Health Nursing
  • Doctor of Education

    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Educational Administration
    • Special Education
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Animal Science
    • Astronomy
    • Biology
    • Business Administration
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Management
        • Marketing
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Counseling Psychology
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Spanish Counseling
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Educational Administration
    • Engineering
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Chemical Engineering
        • Civil Engineering
        • Electrical Engineering
        • Industrial Engineering
        • Mechanical Engineering
    • Interdisciplinary Doctorate
    • Mathematics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Nursing
    • Physics
    • Plant and Environmental Science
    • Psychology
    • Range Science
    • Rhetoric and Professional Communication
    • Special Education
      • Specialization/Concentration in:
        • Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education
    • Water Science and Management

Dual and Joint Degrees Programs

  • Master of Art in History and Master of Public Administration

  • Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration

  • Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Business Administration

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Chemical Engineering

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Civil Engineering

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    • (5 year combined program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physics

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Digital Communications

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Electric Energy Systems

  • Finance

  • Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

  • Public Utility Policy and Regulation

  • Systems Engineering

  • Telemetering

Approved Graduate Minors and Programs

  • Accounting

    • Accounting
    • Information Systems
  • Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

    • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal and Range Sciences

    • Animal Science
    • Range Science
  • Anthropology

    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • Forensic Anthropology
    • Native American Studies
  • Applied Statistics

    • Applied Statistics
  • Astronomy

    • Astronomy
  • Agricultural Extension Education

    • Agricultural Extension Education
    • International Agriculture Development and Extension
  • Center for Latin American and Border Studies

    • Latin American Studies
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies

    • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science

    • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction

    • Bilingual Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Education
    • Educational Learning Technologies
    • Reading
  • Educational Management and Development

    • Educational Administration
  • Electrical Engineering

    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science

    • Agricultural Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences

    • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Finance

    • Finance
  • Geography

    • Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T)
  • Government

    • Government
    • Public Administration
    • Security and Intelligence Studies
  • History

    • History
  • Health Science

    • Alcohol and Drug Counseling (interdisciplinary)
    • Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Gerontology
    • Public Health
    • US/Mexico Border Health Issues
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

    • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
  • Human Performance, Dance and Recreation

    • Adapted Physical Education
    • Dance
  • Languages and Linguistics

    • Spanish
  • Management

    • Management
  • Mathematics

    • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology

    • Bioinformatics (with Computer Science)
  • Physics

    • Physics
  • Plant and Environmental Science

    • Horticulture
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Social Work

    • Alcohol and Drug Counseling (interdisciplinary)
  • Special Education and Communication Disorders

    • Communication Disorders
    • Deaf Education
    • Special Education
  • Sociology

    • Sociology
  • Women Studies

    • Women Studies

INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Challenges facing society require an interdisciplinary approach in graduate education. To prepare the next generation of scholars, scientists and professionals, New Mexico State University offers a number of interdisciplinary degree programs. Through collaborations among departments, our faculty members have created degree programs and concentrations that will equip graduate students with research tools and professional skills to resolve complex societal problems.

Interdisciplinary programs include the integration of courses from two or more fields of study in an approved degree program, concentration or minor area of study. We offer three types of interdisciplinary degree programs as listed below. We also offer several approved concentrations and minors within traditional degree programs.

Specialized Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Master of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Please contact the Computer Science department at
http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/wp/

Master of Business Administration within the College of Business
http://business.nmsu.edu/academics/mba/

Professional Master of Financial Mathematics
Please contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences at
http://www.math.nmsu.edu/

Master of Molecular Biology
http://molb.research.nmsu.edu/

Master of Science in Water Science and Management
Please contact the Water Resources Research Institute
http://wrri.nmsu.edu/index.html

Doctor of Economic Development
http://business.nmsu.edu/academics/economics-ib/economics-programs/ded/

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology
http://molb.research.nmsu.edu/

Doctor of Philosophy in Water Science and Management
Please contact the Water Resources Research Institute
http://wrri.nmsu.edu/index.html

Individualized Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

This option allows students and faculty to design an individualized program of study that draws on more than one degree program of study that are not offered within our specialized interdisciplinary degree programs. Students receive a degree that is titled interdisciplinary master of art or science or interdisciplinary doctorate. Please review the Graduate Catalog to review admissions and degree requirements for the master's and doctoral degree program.

Interdisciplinary Master of Art

Interdisciplinary Master of Science

Interdisciplinary Doctorate

Dual Degree

Dual degree programs give students an opportunity to enroll and complete two separate master degrees. Courses and degree requirements are integrated so that full time students can complete an approved dual degree program in 3 years rather than in 4 years. Below is the list of approved dual degree programs that are offered at the graduate level.

Master of Art in History and Master of Public Administration
http://web.nmsu.edu/~publhist/~publhist.htm

Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration
http://www.nmsu.edu/~crimjust/criminal-justice-graduat.html

Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work
http://publichealth.nmsu.edu/graduate-programs/current-graduate-students/

Interdisciplinary Concentrations within Degree Programs

Within traditional degree programs, there are concentrations that integrate programs of study from more than one discipline. A list of approved Interdisciplinary concentrations within degree programs are provided below.

Master of Agriculture with a concentration in Agribusiness
http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/aeab/graduate-program.html

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Agribusiness
http://prospective.nmsu.edu/graduate/degrees/bus/ba.html

Master of Science in Physics with a concentration in Space Physics
http://physics.nmsu.edu/SpacePhysics/index.html

Master of Art in History with a concentration in Public History
http://web.nmsu.edu/~publhist/~publhist.htm

Interdisciplinary Approved Minors

Departments offer interdisciplinary minors that include courses from more than one field of study. For a full list of approved minors, please see the Graduate Catalog.

Department of Anthropology
Food Science
http://www.nmsu.edu/~anthro/

Center for Latin American and Border Studies
Latin American Studies
http://clabs.nmsu.edu/

Department of Health Sciences and the School of Social Work
Alcohol and Drug Counseling
http://publichealth.nmsu.edu/graduate-programs/minors/