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NMT Office of Research

Graduate Research

New Mexico Tech has more than 500 graduate students, most of whom are funded by research grants secured by faculty members and staff scientists. Graduate students in engineering departments and the sciences (physics, biology, and chemistry) work on master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations that break new ground in their chosen fields.

Graduate students work with a research advisor and a committee to formulate new projects that can incorporate field work, laboratory investigations, and modeling. Grad students often collaborate with the Bureau of Geology, national laboratories, private companies, and other government agencies to make new discoveries and expand the breadth of human knowledge.