The following are categories of graduate students at New Mexico State University.  A student seeking admission to a graduate program is assigned one of the following categories based upon previous academic performance.

Master's Regular

An applicant whose scholastic record is satisfactory will be admitted as a regular student.  This classification includes:

  • an applicant whose gpa is greater than or equal to 3.0 or a gpa greater than or equal to 3.0 in the last half of undergraduate work,
  • an international applicant whose gpa (or its equivalent) is greater than or equal to 3.0,
  • a continuing graduate student whose gpa is greater than or equal to 3.0, or
  • a student with prior graduate work at another institution whose minimum gpa is 3.0.

Doctoral Student

To be considered for admission to a doctoral program, an applicant must have a minimum gpa of 3.0.  Some doctoral degree programs also require a master’s degree or its equivalent

For detailed information on types of admission and other related processes in order to attend NMSU, please refer to Graduate Admissions and the Graduate Catalog.

For details on a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in Water Science and Management please click on the links below.

Master of Science in Water Science & ManagementDoctor of Philosophy in Water Science & Management