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What's New: NMSU/CELP & NMT 

New Mexico Tech and NMSU have come together to create an intensive language program facilitated by NMSU's Center for English Language Programs (CELP).

*Both International undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to enroll into this program if their scores are below the minimum required english language score for admission TOEFL: 76   IELTS:6.0.

*NMSU/CELP will handle the admissions process for CELP as well as issuing the I-20 visa documents.

*Students will enroll into the CELP Intensive Language Program which consists of 5 levels, with each level lasting 8 weeks. Students will take a placement test upon arrival to CELP to determine which level is most appropriate for the student to begin study. 

* Students can apply for the CELP IEP here: CELP IEP application

*Upon successful completion of level 105,  students will matriculate to New Mexico Tech for graduate or undergraduate studies by receiving a TOEFL or IELTS waiver from CELP.  

*All NMSE/CLEP costs will be paid by students directly to NMSU.






Collaboration Room The Center for Graduate Studies Collaboration Room is available to host meetings, e.g., your committee meeting or thesis defense, with both on and off campus participants. Contact us via email or telephone to reserve the space. The distance portal is at http://breeze.nmt.edu/ graduate and requires Adobe connect. Our staff will assist with testing before your meeting to ensure proper operation for your meeting. 


Internships, Fellowships, and Employment Opportunities

For new students


For returning students

  • Readmission Form - Graduate students must apply for readmission if they have not been enrolled for one semester, excluding summer sessions (twelve months for Distance Education students).


For continuing students

  • Student Handbook and Graduate Student Guide - Every graduate student must be familiar with these processes.
  • Audits and Graduate Contracts  - Should you audit a course as a graduate student and what are the considerations?
  • Responsible Conduct for Graduate Students - NMT's policy on Responsible Conduct for Graduate Students including Academic Honesty Policy and Guide to Conduct and Citizenship for Graduate Students is found in the current Student Handbook.
  • NMT Travel Policies - If you are on official travel (sponsored by your advisor, the GSA or other NMT entity) there are particular expectations regarding travel. 
  • Career Workshops - Presentations including Letters of Recommendation and Grant Writing.


For students nearing completion

***To participate in May 2017 Commencement Ceremonies, ALL PAPERWORK must be submitted to Graduate Studies and your thesis or dissertation final version must be submitted to ProQuest no later than Friday, April 28, 2017***

  • Deadlines for Completion (DRAFT UPDATE 3/7/2017)
    • Students often ask when they need to have everything in so that they do not have to register for the next semseter. To complete between semesters (with a between semester defense fee) without registering for the subsequent semester, ensure that all Completion requirements are met by 10 business days prior to the start of the next semseter. No completions will be processed during the first two weeks of any semester to allow time for admitting students, assisting with registration, and completing contracts.
    • To have your degree conferred in the graduation ceremony in May, all Completion requirements are met by 10 business days prior to the last day of final exams.
    • To walk in the in the graduation ceremony in May, you must successfully defend with only editing remaining by 10 business days prior to the last day of final exams. Note that your degree will not be conferred at graduation and you must notify the Center for Graduate Studies to remain on the walking list. 
    • During semesters, degrees are conferred monthly and may take 1.5 - 2 months from Completion submission to degree conferral 
    • What must be completed Recommended Date Required Date
      Submit Intent to Graduate Form to registrar (see forms)   6 months prior to expected completion
      Draft independent study/thesis/dissertation to graduate research advisor 8 weeks before Defense  
      Defense copy of independent study/thesis/dissertationto graduate committee 2 weeks before Defense  
      Defense copy of thesis/dissertation in pdf format submitted to graduate@nmt.edu for format check/correction   2 weeks before Defense
      Defense: independent study/thesis/dissertation defense 3 weeks before Completion  
      Make corrections to independent study/thesis/dissertation resulting in final version -- watch for emails and check carefully that all corrections are completed before resubmitting.
      iThenticate check of final verions of thesis/dissertation (or independent study for MST) by academic advisor. Student must submit all copyright permission forms to advisor before the check can occur. The report must be signed by the advisor and sbumtted with completion paperwork.  2-3 weeks before Completion  
      Get committee signatures for completion 2-3 weeks before Completion 2 weeks before Completion
      Completion: All paperwork signed and delivered to CGS; pdf version of final thesis/dissertation (correctly formatted) submitted to ProQuest AND advisor must submit iThenticate report  

      10 business days before completion (see NOTES below)

    • Completion NOTES
      • During the semester: 10 business days before the last day of final exams or proposed completion date.
      • During the semester to be conferred at graduation in May: 10 business days before the last day of final exams;
      • Between semesters: 10 business days before the first day of class in the subsequent semester (spring, summer, or fall)


  • What do I need to do to finish and by when?
  • Thesis/Dissertation Requirements -
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: All theses and dissertations must be submitted to ProQuest in final copy as single spaced (as of Spring 2014). Theses and dissertations must also be single-spaced (and in searchable PDF format) when sent to graduate@nmt.edu for the formatting check.
    • Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript Requirements  Please note that these requirements state that your thesis or dissertation must be double spaced. The spacing was changed in Spring 2014 (see above). The requirements are being updated and will be replaced soon. 
  • Thesis Manuscript Check - Thesis format checks are provided as time permits. Documents are checked in the order received (send to: graduate at nmt.edu).  Particularly when we are busy with other matters, it may take several days to complete.
  • LaTeX dissertation documentation and template - Using this package does not guarantee that every detail will automatically satisfy the Graduate School requirements, however students typically have fewer challenges with format using LaTeX than MS Word. 
  • MS Word thesis template - Using this package does not guarantee that every detail will automatically satisfy the Graduate School requirements.
  • Template Notes for Mechanical Engineering Thesis (Front Matter, Ch1-2, Ch3-apps, Copyright page) - - Using this does not guarantee that details will automatically satisfy the Graduate School requirements.
  • NEW Citations and References: for students who do not have discipline-specific citation and reference guidelines, Graduate Studies recommends you use APA Citation Style. Please note that discipline-specific standards take precedence over this recommendation. Ask your advisor about which citation/reference style you should use. For additional help, please visit the Writing & Oral Presentation Center.
  • Recommendation Letters: information on recommendation letters. 
  • NMT ProQuest site: website for submission of electronic thesis or dissertation, required before completion.
  • NEW Copyright Infomation: please read the ProQuest section on copyright at http://www.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/submitting-dissertation-proquest.html and the linked document Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities that you will find in the ProQuest page. These documents provide excellent guidance on copyright law in the United States for academic work. Legally, we must follow the law and it is easier for you to prepare to meet the copyright requirements as you proceed with your research rather than have to address them at the completion stage. 
  • NEW Graduate Exit Survey: Online exit survey that evaluates program performance and student satisfaction. Print out the confirmation page and turn it in to the Center for Graduate Studies with your completion paperwork.



  • I.R.S. Tax Forms, Publications and other information
  • Lifetime Learning credit - The Lifetime Learning Credit may be claimed for the qualified tuition and related expenses of the students in the taxpayer's family (i.e., the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or an eligible dependent) who are enrolled in eligible educational institutions.  



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