Graduate Admissions Guidelines
We are pleased that you are considering the University of New Mexico for your graduate study. Specific information about degrees, majors, concentrations, application deadline dates, assistantships, and admissions criteria is available from individual graduate programs.
For more information about UNM's graduate studies please visit the Office of Graduate Studies.
- Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent in another country.
- Some academic units at the University of New Mexico will admit students with a bachelor's degree directly into a doctoral program, though many admit only students who have earned a master's degree within the same or a different program at the University of New Mexico or at another accredited institution.
- In general applicants must present a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) or its equivalent in their last two undergraduate years and in their major field.
- Must indicate all academic institutions they have previously attended on their applications. Failure to disclose any previous college attendance or any other misrepresentation of the record may result in disciplinary action, including revocation of admission to the University.
- Ordinarily, the minimum undergraduate prerequisite is 12 semester hours of upper division course work (300-level courses or higher) in the major field to which the student is applying, or in cognate areas.
- Domestic students with international coursework please follow the instructions in the section titled Submitting Academic Documents.
For eligibility requirements to University of New Mexico, please visit the International Graduate Admissions Guidelines.
Departments often require more extensive or more specific preparation. Please consult each graduate program for specific requirements and deadlines.