M.Sc. On Campus


New Mexico State University

12 months
3584 USD/year
3584 USD/year
2963 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our department at the New Mexico State University offers a MS degree in Geological Sciences. Students are successful in getting jobs with oil companies and in environmental Geology, and several have continued into Ph.D. programs at Universities such as Stanford, UCLA, Louisiana State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Oregon, and Purdue, among others.

Hey there 👋🏼

Interested in some tips for finding the best matching programme for you?

Here is a checklist of the most common actions that users take before finding their dream programme.

Completed items

Search with at least 2 filters
You can use the search page. The filter section on the left contains a variety of useful filters.
0 / 5
Visit 5 programme pages
You can find programmes in different ways. If you haven't viewed any programmes yet, the search page is probably a good place to start.
0 / 2
Visit 2 university pages
You can find universities in different ways. From the page of a programme you like you can jump to the corresponding university or you can start with the country you like and check a list of universities there.
Take our personality test
Would you like to know what kind of programme would fit your personality best? Go to the personality test page to take the test.
Take our country test
Would you like to which country would be the ideal place for you to study? Go to the country test page to take the test.
Create an account
Creating an account gives you a number of benefits. It will unlock 6 more items on your checklist. Some new things you'll be able to do are:
  • Check your fit with a programme
  • View recommendations
  • Compare programmes


Key facts:

  • The Geology programme is offered at the New Mexico State University
  • NMSU is located in the southern part of the Rio Grande rift, which provides an ideal setting for a wide variety of geologic studies. World-class exposures are ideal for class field trips as well as local MS projects.
  • Faculty research includes projects throughout New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Alaska, Mexico and Australia. Faculty specialties can be viewed on their individual pages.
  • The Department of Geological Sciences at New Mexico State University offers graduate study leading to a Master’s degree (MS) in Geological Sciences. We do not have a Ph.D. program.

Programme Structure

  • Our laboratory facilities include an ICPMS, XRF, TIMS, LIBS, rock saws, a mineral separation lab, and shatterbox for preparing geochemical samples.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A graduate international student must hold at minimum a four year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and is able to demonstrate English proficiency, both written and oral by submitting an official TOEFL or IELTS score report.
  • Please visit the admissions tab for information regarding the application review process. The Graduate School will only offer admission to international students for Fall and Spring semesters.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3584 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3584 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2963 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2963 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Cruces

806 - 1259 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 6 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

New Mexico State University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!