New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University



Box 30001, MSC 4500

Las Cruces, NM 88003

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.;, Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of English offers graduate study leading to the MA, MFA in Creative Writing, and PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication degrees. The MA program has four areas of emphasis: Creative Writing, English Studies for Teachers, Literature, and Rhetoric and Professional Communication. Students in the MFA program devote themselves to concentrated study and development of a chosen genre: fiction or poetry. The Ph.D. program offers courses in rhetoric, composition studies, professional communication, and critical/cultural studies, drawing on a range of research methods and pedagogical approaches.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

International applicants submitting foreign post-secondary level transcripts are required to have their credentials evaluated by a recognized member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). NMSU requires a comprehensive course by course evaluation. In addition, international students must submit an English language proficiency exam (either TOEFL or IELTS.)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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