Biology (MS and PhD) Program Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College||Arts and Sciences|
|Department||Biology||167 Castetter Hall||(505) 277-3411||F: (505) 277-0304|
|Chair||Cristina Takacs-Vesbachemail@example.com||(505) 277-2496||F: (505) 277-0304|
|Graduate Faculty Contact||Kenneth Whitneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-4408||F: (505) 277-0304|
|Staff Advisor||Sarina Ochoaemail@example.com||(505) 277-1712||F: (505) 277-0304|
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Biology MS and PhD graduate programs at the University of New Mexico. Although Graduate Studies strives to keep this information up-to-date, we still encourage you to visit the program's website to verify application instructions and required materials.
International students (including non-U.S. citizen permanent residents) generally must complete additional steps to apply to a graduate program at UNM. Please see the Global Education Office's International Admissions website for more information.
|Fall Admission||Priority Deadline: January 3rd|
Applications received or completed after January 3rd may be reviewed if space is available.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let the Biology department know you have completed your application. Doing so will allow them to watch for your application, to verify that it is complete and ready for review by the Graduate Selection Committee, and to track it through the system.
Application Materials and Instructions
|APPLICATION CATEGORY||SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS|
|Program of Interest||Select: College of Arts & Sciences > Biology > Biology|
|Test Scores||The GRE is optional. GRE scores will not be considered in the admission process; however, if submitted, they will be made available for review by faculty.|
|Letter of Intent||Required. This document should state your overall goals for attending graduate school and your anticipated plans for study at UNM. You also should provide a summary of your current research interests and the area(s) of future research emphasis. Most letters we receive are, on average, two to three pages long.|
|CV/Resume||Required. This document should list biology-related academic and professional experience.|
|Relevant Coursework||Optional. List relevant coursework including program prerequisites.|
|Assistantship Interest||Please let the program know if you would like to receive assistantship funding as you pursue your degree.|
|Recommendations||Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. These are expected to be professional recommendations that discuss your preparation, interest and capabilities for graduate school. Therefore, the recommendations should come from faculty members at institutions you have attended previously or from supervisors for whom you have worked in a professional capacity.|
At the time of the application, candidates will be asked to provide three references with contact information, including an email address. Please enter this information carefully as it will be used to contact the referee. UNM will send an email to the referee asking for their evaluation. Please inform your references that they will be receiving an email for this purpose and that their comments are due no later than January 3.
Contact for Questions and Further Information
Click here to visit the program website