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Application Requirements | Residency Requirements

Graduate Students

  • Applications to the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication program are considered for Fall admission only and must be submitted by February 1.
  • Applications to the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program are considered for Fall admission only and must be submitted by January 15.
  • Applicants to the M.A. program emphases in Literature, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and English Studies for Teachers should submit their applications by February 1 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admission. Applicants for the MA program emphasis in Creative Writing are considered only for fall admission and should submit their applications by February 1.

No applications will be considered during the summer terms. Applications for Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are considered for the Fall admissions cycle only and must be submitted by the dates listed above as part of the application for admittance to a program. Applicants to the following programs are eligible to apply for a GA: PhD, MFA, MA emphases in Literature and Rhetoric and Professional Communication.

Click here for the combined online application for admission to the NMSU Graduate School and the Department of English.

International graduate student applicants should consult the additional information available here

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students should click here for information about applying to NMSU.

If you have questions about procedures for applying, if you need forms, or if you need to know the status of your application file, direct your questions to:

Ruth Gracia
Department of English
Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3E
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-6170
Fax: (575) 646-7725