Graduate Admissions
  • Regular admission to the Graduate School requires an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0, although our department does not require students to submit GRE scores. The graduate catalogue and graduate school application packets for domestic students are available online or by written request to the Graduate School, Box 3G, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003.
  • The department requires the following information in addition to the online application: 3 letters of recommendation, a 750 word statement of purpose, at least one scholarly writing sample, and a GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • International students must also apply through the International Student Services program.
  • Graduate Assistantships: We typically have a limited number of assistantships available. Graduate assistants receive a stipend ($18,600 in 2021), an out-of state tuition waiver, and generous office space to teach lab sections for the department’s basic courses. If you would like to apply for an assistantship, please complete the application materials below and include them with your graduate application to the Communication Studies MA program. Teaching assistantships are made on the basis of undergraduate coursework and GPA, statement of Intent and letters of recommendation.  The deadline for assistantship applications is November 15th or March 28th. More information is available here>>.
Financial Aid
  • For primary consideration for financial aid, you should be first admitted to NMSU.
  • For general information about undergraduate scholarships, loans, grants and work study, go online or write to the NMSU Office of Financial Aid, Box 5100, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003.


Questions regarding admissions or scholarships?  Please contact:

Department Email:
Main Office: Communication Sciences Building, Room 304
Office Phone Number: (575) 646-2801



Or visit:

NMSU Graduate School Admission

NMSU Graduate Catalog