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.
September 17 & 18, 2014 – The Domenici Public Policy Conference located at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Speakers will be giving lectures throughout both days. To view the agenda and registration information, please visit domenici.nmsu.edu.
October 1, 2014 10am – 2pm – Are you interested in pursuing an MA in Government or a masters in Public Administration (MPA)? Come and learn a little more about these programs at the Graduate and Professional research Schools Fair.
For more information on upcoming events click here.