Department of Government, New Mexico State University
Statement Denouncing Police Brutality and in Support of Protesters
June 5, 2020
The Department of Government at New Mexico State University is committed to promoting a just and inclusive society, in which all people are valued and discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. We the faculty therefore add our collective voice to the widespread denunciation of systemic police brutality toward African Americans that has led to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the other innocent victims killed over many years by racist law enforcement officers, too often with legal impunity and the reflexive support of their departments. See our full statement, see Department of Government NMSU Statement on Police Brutality and in Support of Protesters 5 June 2020 Dept of Government Statement on Police Brutality and Support for Protesters 5 June 2020
Important information on Coronavirus:
For all the most reliable and updated information on the coronavirus pandemic and access to public health services in New Mexico, please see the NMSU website here
Graduating Students, May 2020 – CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Congratulations to all our students graduating this semester! We enjoyed honoring you at our reception on May 15 and wish you all good luck in your future endeavors. For the full list of students who are graduating in our undergraduate and graduate programs, see Govt graduating seniors May 2020
Enjoy this short video of our graduating students in the MPA, MA and BA programs:
Annual Awards Reception
Congratulations to our students on their department and college awards this semester! We hope you enjoy this short video celebrating their achievements:
For the full list of recipients, see here: 2020 Student Awards Reception.
It was great to see so many faculty, students, staff and friends for the first ever Zoom awards reception on May 13!
Model United Nations at NMSU:
Interested in international affairs and participating in a dynamic student organization with a track record of success? If so, learn more about the Model UN program and how to join: Email email@example.com.
Check out our new blog on the United Nations and the Coronavirus Pandemic – created by the Model UN student organization at NMSU. See the latest post here
Department of Government Social Justice Award 2020
Please note: Deadline for applications and nominations: extended to 5.00pm, September 10, 2020
Please consider applying or nominating someone you know for the Department of Government’s annual Social Justice Award. Please see SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD 2020 flyer for details.
Apply to graduate programs in the Department of Government
We are still accepting applications from qualified students to our two graduate programs: MA in Government and the nationally-accredited Masters in Public Administration (MPA). For information about the content and requirements of our MA in Government, click here, and for our MPA, click here
For students interested in applying to the MPA program, please contact the MPA Director, Dr. Christina Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply to either of our graduate programs see: Application Process for Graduate School at NMSU
To apply for a graduate assistantship, please fill out and submit this form:Graduate Assistantship Application (1) and send to Patricia Vargas, Main Office, Department of Government or email it to email@example.com
Masters Accelerated Program (MAP)
Qualified undergraduates can ask to take up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework as part of the Masters Accelerated Program (MAP) and have these credits count both for the BA and an eventual Master’s degree. If you are thinking of applying to the MA in Government or the Masters of Public Administration (MPA), speak with your professor about the MAP program. See the Masters Accelerated Program in Dept of Govenment NMSU for details.
Q: What can I do with a Government degree?
A: Many things!!…But don’t take just our word for it.
Read about our alumni and how their studies prepared them for a variety of rewarding careers.
2018 Migration Crisis Service-Learning Study-Abroad Blog
This interdisciplinary, service-learning study-abroad course examines the current migration crisis in Europe, which has fundamentally affected and transformed the European continent. In particular, Germany has emerged as the political core of the crisis. This interdisciplinary study-abroad trip to southern Germany/Munich engaged students with the immediate social complexity of the integration of migrants in Germany.
Model United Nations 2018-19
The NMSU Model United Nations Team travelled to Tucson to compete in CATMUN, a Model UN conference hosted by the University of Arizona on November 3, 2018. The team’s twelve members represented a diverse array of countries in working toward solutions concerning suppressing the financing of terrorism, crimes involving internationally protected persons, and the regulation of genetic engineering and biotechnology.
The Model UN team also hosted its annual Fall Conference for High School students on the NMSU campus the following weekend, November 9th-10th. The team competed successfully in the National Model UN Conference, in New York City during Spring Break 2019, as the Delegation of the Federal Republic of Somalia. See photo of the team, with the faculty adviser, Dr. Sabine Hirschauer.
2020 Spring semester: Five Government students received awards from the College of Arts & Sciences: Julia Maciel (Outstanding Graduate Award), Cristina Amberg (Honorable Mention for Outstanding Graduate Award), Katelynn Goodman (Outstanding Undergraduate Award), Annika Cleveland (Outstanding Undergraduate Award) and Ricardo Trejo (Outstanding Student Service Award). See top of this page for details.
2019 At spring convocation, College Professor Kim Seckler received the Donald C. Roush award for Excellence in Teaching, while Emeritus Professor, Dr. Pat Hynes was recognized by the University Research Counticil for Exceptional Achievement in Creative and Scholarly Activity. Well done Kim and Pat!. See full story here
2018: Model UN team wins Outstanding Delegation Award in New York. See full story here
2017: NMSU team earns top awards at national Model U.N. competition See full story here
Govt & Econ grad selected for Fulbright student award to South Korea. See full story here
2016: Model UN team wins big at New York conference. See story here.
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, an 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.
2015: Model UN team wins the top award again!!!
Video of the NMSU Model UN team in New York, April 2015, click here.
See The Department Of Government’s Event Photos Here
See past events here