Ten Reasons to Choose NMSU for Graduate Training in Psychology

  1. Most graduate students receive funding in the form of a graduate assistantship throughout their studies.
  2. Low in-state tuition
  3. Our graduate program is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program, which means students from your institution can attend our graduate program while paying in-state tuition. Only six other Western region graduate programs in psychological science offer students this opportunity. You may qualify for in-state tuition if you are a resident of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States.
  4. 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  5. Plentiful, high quality lab space.
  6. Typically over 50% of our students are awarded one or more monetary awards while studying in our department.
  7. Faculty collaborate extensively with graduate students on research. Check out this list of recent collaborative publications and presentations.
  8. Funds to help students present at scholarly conferences is available from multiple sources
  9. Las Cruces is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and retire.
  10. Our graduates get jobs!