Graduate Admissions for Face to Face Graduate Program
  • 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.
  • The department requires the following information in addition to the online application: A statement of purpose discussing why and what you would like to study, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts from your undergraduate institution, and a GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • International students must also apply through the International Student Services program. standardized test scores and results from language proficiency exams are not required, but may enhance your  ability to secure a graduate teaching assistantshipLanguage and 
  • Graduate Assistantships: We typically have a limited number of assistantships available. If you are interested in an assistantship you should address this in your statement of purpose. Graduate assistants receive a stipend ($18,600 in 2021), an out-of state tuition waiver, office space, and to teach lab sections for the department’s basic course COMM 1115G. Teaching assistantships are assigned based on a number of criteria including undergraduate coursework and GPA, statement of intent or purpose, and letters of recommendation.  The deadline to be considered for teaching assistantships is typically November 1st and March 15th. Graduate application are accepted on a rolling deadline and student may enter the program at any time during the academic year. 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: Dr. Greg Armfield, Department Head

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



Or visit:

NMSU Graduate School Admission

NMSU Graduate Catalog