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About Graduate Studies

As the central graduate academic administrative unit at the University of New Mexico, Graduate Studies is committed to helping students succeed. Our staff are always eager to assist students, and we often collaborate with UNM administrators, faculty, graduate students, and staff in implementing many programs and services, including:

Student Support

Financial Support

Program Support

  • Provides broad oversight of program quality and encourages best practices in graduate education.
  • Manages academic policies.
  • Holds monthly meetings with graduate advisers from all graduate programs and departments to share information and ideas, streamline processes and procedures, and keep the UNM graduate community informed about deadlines for scholarships and fellowships.
  • Processes and manages graduate assistantship contracts.
  • Does not process graduate applications but works collaboratively with Enrollment Management (which includes AdmissionsFinancial Aid, and the Registrar) and with departments during the admission process.

We encourage you to bring concerns or questions directly to us or to work with your advisors, departments, and student organizations to bring them to our attention. While your department’s graduate advisor is your frontline resource, Graduate Studies staff members are always happy to help you.