12 months
19032 USD/year
19032 USD/year
6189 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Water Science and Management program at New Mexico State University is designed primarily for students who wish to complement their primary discipline by obtaining scientific, technical, and managerial expertise in water.


Program Description

The Water Science and Management program at New Mexico State University will train researchers to meet current and emerging water challenges, including:

  • Improved agricultural water use efficiency
  • The need to reduce aquifer vulnerability
  • Improved watershed management for community water supplies
  • Affordable urban and agricultural conservation measures
  • Increased economic development from use of abundant brackish groundwater
  • Greater flexibility for adapting water use patterns to drought and climate change

In addition to research qualifications, program graduates will compete well for professional jobs. A recent extensive survey of regional and national employers found a strong and diverse market for the program’s graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics of Water Resource Management and Policy
  • Watershed Methods and Management
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Hydrology
  • Arid Land Water Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree – from an accredited university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. However, students with grade point averages between 3.0 and 3.5 will be given consideration, this degree being preparatory to the Water Science and Management degree.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Letter of Intent or Statement of Purpose
  • Brief Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6189 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.


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