Graduate Student Application Process
are through the graduate
school (or Center for International Programs for international
applicants). The Graduate School Application Form and Information on
degree programs can be accessed and requested from the department or
program of interest. For the Department of Biology graduate program,
request a packet containing instructions, descriptions of faculty
research interests and relevant forms from:
Department of Biology, MSC 3AFNew Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
The application packet can also be viewed and downloaded HERE.
It is important to obtain the complete packet and return the relevant forms because an applicant, to be admitted into the Department of Biology must have been formally accepted by a graduate faculty member from biology. Acceptance is dependent upon a completed application which includes approval by the graduate school, academic and professional record, a one-page written statement of educational objectives and research interests, three letters of recommendation, and a ranked list of preferred graduate advisors.
Graduate Record Examination scores are not required by the Department but, if available, they may be used to help assign the award of graduate assistantships to entering students. A number of teaching assistantships will be available each year. A form requesting consideration for an assistantship is in the packet of information (see above).