Admission

NMSU education major Jessica Gonzalez.

NMSU’s School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership (TPAL) offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs; each providing a base of knowledge, skills and experience that will allow you to make a difference in your community.

We welcome you to join our diverse, supportive community – within our areas of expertise you will chart your pathway to success.

How to Apply

Doctoral Student

To be considered for admission to a doctoral program, an applicant must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. Doctoral degree programs also require a master’s degree or its equivalent.

Master’s Regular

An applicant whose scholastic record is satisfactory will be admitted as a regular student. This classification includes:

  1. an applicant whose grade-point average is greater than or equal to 3.0, or a grade-point average greater than or equal to 3.0 in the last half of undergraduate work,
  2. an international applicant whose grade-point average (or its equivalent) is greater than or equal to 3.0,
  3. a continuing graduate student whose grade-point average is greater than or equal to 3.0, or
  4. a student with prior graduate work at another institution whose minimum grade-point average is 3.0.

Master’s Provisional

An applicant whose scholastic record is not satisfactory can be admitted as a provisional student. Students admitted with this classification can be either:

  1. transferring graduate students whose cumulative grade-point average is less than a 3.0
  2. Students whose grade-point average the last half of undergraduate work is less than a 3.0, but who does have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5

A student admitted provisionally must complete his or her first three courses, a total of 9 credits of graduate work, with a minimum grade-point average of a 3.0. A provisional student who does not meet the 3.0 grade-point average after at least 9 credits of graduate work is subject to dismissal. A student admitted on a provisional basis is prohibited from working as a teaching assistant. However, he or she may work as a research assistant or a grader for one semester. A provisional student can be employed for one semester as a grader. To hire a provisional student, departments must submit an official letter to the Graduate School requesting permission.

 

Tuition and Fees