Posted on Behalf of NMSU and UNM

*Funded Masters and Doctoral Positions*

The Department of Geography at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is
seeking Masters and Ph.D. students who will begin with us in Fall 2020. We
offer competitive funding packages through teaching assistantships,
research assistantships, and academic scholarships. For Fall 2020, we are
particularly seeking students with interests in geographic information
science, remote sensing, spatial modeling, landscape ecology, and

NMSU's geography faculty 
expertise in the broad fields of human-environment geography, geographic
information science, and physical geography. They engage in local,
regional, and global research on topics including water resources, land
system science, geographic education, geomorphology, climate change,
geopoetics, remote sensing, spatial modeling, border studies, and drylands.
Located in Las Cruces, NMSU boasts nearly 300 days of sunshine annually and
easy access to the Basin and Range, Colorado Plateaus, Rocky Mountains, and
Great Plains. Also within easy reach is the U.S.–Mexico border, and other
globally prominent geographic features, including the lands of many
Indigenous nations and several national monuments, parks, and forests. The
university has several research centers and facilities that support
geography research in areas as diverse as border studies, water resources
research, spatial ecology, Native American Studies, and art. Additional
unique resources are the Physical Science Lab, which manages one of only
seven FAA UAS test sites in the nation, and the Jornada Experimental Range
– one of thirty U.S. long-term ecological research sites.

Our Master of Applied Geography (M.A.G.) students specialize in GIScience
or environmental studies and conduct research throughout the U.S. Southwest
and several countries around the world. We fund nearly all students
accepted to our M.A.G. program. Our Ph.D. program is offered jointly with
the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of
New Mexico (UNM) and is launching in Fall 2020, with applications at NMSU
accepted until 29 February 2020. The Ph.D. program allows students to
access resources at both NMSU and UNM while pursuing research in
human-environment geography and GIScience. We anticipate funding nearly all
students admitted to the program. For more on this program, see;;sdata=bPoGl6cXIqhDxXKK6KTk0psl1M9Ce7wz8xFCjxeJVE8%3D&amp;reserved=0

As New Mexico's land grant institution, NMSU is committed to diversity and
excellence in research, education, extension and outreach, and public
service. More than 50% of NMSU’s students are Hispanic, American Indian,
Asian, or African-American. NMSU ranked first in the country for federal
obligations for science and engineering activities for minority-serving
institutions according to a recent report from the National Science
Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

For more information, contact Dr. Michaela Buenemann (,
the graduate programs director.

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Michaela Buenemann

Associate Professor

NMSU Department of Geography

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