Advising for Spring 2015 to begin on October 30. Click here for more details and which advisor to see.
The mission of the Department of Government is to produce and impart knowledge and skills necessary for understanding political issues and participating in public affairs.
To meet this mission, the Department of Government offers an undergraduate major in Government, a Law & Society supplemental major, a Master of Arts in Government and a Master of Public Administration, in addition to minors and a number of joint degree opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate level.
The faculty combine a deep commitment to teaching at all levels with a passion for scholarship and public service.
Areas of Specialization
- Interest Groups and Nonprofit advocacy
- Immigration policy
- Public/Nonprofit Management
- Mexico and US-Mexico border
- Comparative Politics
- Latin America
- International Relations
- National Security
How to Apply to Graduate School
How to apply to our MA and MPA programs and Graduate Assistantships
Don’t forget the deadline for graduate assistanship applications is Friday, November 7.
NMSU Honors student Sarah Casson (BA Government and Spanish, 2013) on her Fulbright US Student Program Award. Read more about this achievement here.
Rylee Stenberg, undergraduate senior in Government and Law & Society, has been featured by the national Women in Politics: College Edition program of MSNBC. Read more about this achievement here.
Ever think of working in international relations? There is an excellent opportunity coming up for Foreign Service Fellowships. Deadline to apply is January 14, 2015. For more information refer here.
Mini-Semester II Courses
Two new courses starting the week of October 15 are being offered by the Department of Government.
For more information on upcoming events click here.