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 Chemistry Graduate Program

Prospective Students

These are just a few of many features that make Socorro a great place to spend a graduate career - a safe and friendly small town feel, short commutes, and plentiful reasonably-priced housing.  Plan a visit to the Department of Chemistry and see for yourself!


Socorro provides a variety of housing options, from apartment buildings; rooming houses to university-owned rental units are available.


*Note there are numerous privately owned apartments and homes all around the surrounding Socorro area.


The Albuquerque Sunport, served by national and regional airlines, is located in Albuquerque New Mexico, a one hour drive from campus. Socorro is located in the central part of New Mexico and is within 75 miles of Albuquerque, and is centrally located within 200 miles of any major city in New Mexico. The City of Socorro provides a shuttle service around town and some surrounding communities so that you may access the New Mexico Rail runner making transportation accessible for everyone attending NMT.

The Socorro shuttle service is available Monday through Friday with low rate of $.25 one way within city limits. For other rates please see www.socorronm.gov/city-services/transprtation for all schedules and pricing. Students may get discounts please inquire thru the given web site above.  There are also many bicycle racks on campus, Motorcycle/scooter parking spaces, and parking lots on campus.

Distance between Cities you may want to visit:

  Socorro to Albuquerque, NM           - 72 miles
  Socorro to Santa Fe, NM                    - 139 miles
  Socorro to Las Cruses, NM                - 147 miles
  Socorro to El Paso, TX                         - 193 miles
  Socorro to Phoenix, AZ                      - 379 miles
  Socorro to Tucson, AZ                        - 371 miles
  Socorro to Pueblo, CO                       - 409 miles 
  Socorro to Colorado Springs, CO    - 435 miles 
  Socorro to Denver, CO                       - 521 miles 
  Socorro to Dallas, TX                          - 656 miles 
  Socorro to San Antonio, TX              - 741 miles    
  Socorro to Houston, TX                     - 936 miles
  Socorro to Las Vegas, NV                 - 578 miles