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.
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