Communication (MA and PhD) Program Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College:||Arts and Sciences|
|Department:||Communication and Journalism||235 W Comm & Journalism||(505) 277-1903||F: (505) 277-2068|
|Chair:||Ilia Rodriguezemail@example.com||(505) 277-5305||F: (505) 277-2068|
|Graduate Faculty Contacts:||Cleophas Munerifirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-5305||F: (505) 277-2068|
|Susana Martínez Guillememail@example.com||(505) 277-5305||F: (505) 277-2068|
|Staff Advisor:||Maria Hazel Mendoza Jaymefirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-5305||F: (505) 277-2068|
Click here to visit the program website
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Communication (MA 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 International Admissions website for more information.
|Fall Admission||January 15th|
Application Materials and Instructions
|APPLICATION CATEGORY||SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS|
|Program of Interest||Select: College of Arts & Sciences > Communication > MA or PhD|
PhD applicants should choose one or two areas of interest.
|International Information||International students must demonstrate English language proficiency. To demonstrate English proficiency, students may take: the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Duolingo English Test, Pearson Test of English (Academic), or Cambridge CPE or CAE. Official test results must be sent directly to the University of New Mexico. Please visit The Office of Global Education’s website for requirement details and instruction.|
|Educational Background||Please fill out the form as indicated.|
Communication & Journalism strongly encourages applicants to attach unofficial transcripts to this online application. In addition, one official transcript from each institution you have attended must be received by the Admissions Office for US students and by the Global Education Office for international students by the deadline in order for your application to be considered.
For international applicants: Official diplomas or degree certificates in both English and the original language must be sent to UNM's Office of Global Studies. Please attach an unofficial set of diplomas or degree certificates to your online application.
|Test Scores||The GRE is not required.|
|Letter of Intent|
Your statement should have 3-4 double-spaced, typed pages.
Describe a study or project that you would want to investigate during your graduate studies in communication. You may cite any publications and other resources that you used to develop your letter of intent.
Please briefly indicate whether you would have an independent means of financial support in the event that you are unable to receive UNM funding or financial aid.
|Writing Sample||All Ph.D. and MA applicants must submit a writing sample (i.e., articles submitted for publication, conference papers, chapters of thesis, paper for a class). Videotapes are not appropriate.|
Please submit a CV with the usual items of interest, including at least:
If you are interested in a teaching assistantship, please upload a document that answers the following:
|Recommendations||Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Recommendations should come from former professors or those who are familiar with your academic work. Recommendations from graduate students (i.e., teaching assistants) are not appropriate. Academic recommendations are more helpful and carry more weight than do those from current/previous employers. Please indicate at the application website the names and contact information of your references. Each reference will then receive an automated email from UNM instructing them on how to submit their letters. Be sure to do this well in advance so that all materials are received no later than the deadline|
Contacts for Questions and Further Information
|Graduate Program Coordinator||Maria Hazel Mendoza Jayme|
|Co-Director, MA and PhD Programs||Dr. Susana Martínez Guillem|
|Co-Director, MA and PhD Programs||Dr. Cleophas Muneri|
Click here to visit the program website