Application Submission Deadline Detail:

Spring Semester – October 1*

Fall Semester – March 1*


*NMSU follows an open admission policy and accepts applications on a rolling basis. The WSM faculty committee meets in March to select fall admissions and in October to select applicants for spring admissions. Applicants interested in pursuing a graduate assistantship should apply within the program application deadline date for consideration. If needed, the selection committee may meet later in the semester to consider admission applications as they come in.

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New Mexico faces serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources; responses to these challenges will have major impacts on the regional economy, environmental quality, and the quality of life for the residents of New Mexico. A major need exists to train the next generation of water resource researchers, educators, and managers both inside and outside New Mexico.

To help meet these needs, an Interdisciplinary Degree Program in Water Science & Management (WSM) has been developed at NMSU by a team of water experts and approved by the Governor of New Mexico in November 2011. Currently, major participating academic departments include:

The primary purposes of the interdisciplinary degree program in Water Science and Management are to provide graduate education for addressing state, national, and international water issues, and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges described above.


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