Geography (PhD) Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College:||Arts and Sciences|
|Department:||Geography||111 Bandelier East||(505) 277-5041||F: (505) 277-3614|
|Chair:||Chris S. Duvallemail@example.com||(505) 277-0518||F: (505) 277-3614|
|Graduate Faculty Contact:||Maria Lanefirstname.lastname@example.org||F: (505) 277-3614|
|Staff Advisor:||Iris Gutierrezemail@example.com||(505) 277-5041||F: (505) 277-3614|
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Geography (PhD) graduate program at the University of New Mexico, which is offered as a joint venture with the Department of Geography and New Mexico State University. 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.
Please note: These instructions are for application the PhD program only. Instructions for the master's program are available here; instructions for the certificate program are available here.
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||January 15th|
Application Materials and Instructions
|APPLICATION CATEGORY||SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS|
|Program of Interest||Select: College of Arts & Sciences > Geography and Environmental Studies > Geography > PhD Geography|
|Test Scores||The Department does not have minimum requirements for GPA and no longer requires GRE scores. Applicants for whom English is not a native language need to provide current English proficiency test scores (such as TOEFL, IELTS, or other). See guidelines from the UNM Global Education Office.|
|Letter of Intent|
A letter of intent is required. This letter, usually 2-3 pages long, should briefly describe:
|Writing Sample||One writing sample is required; up to two samples may be submitted. Your writing sample can be a published work, an unpublished report, a school or work assignment, a master’s thesis, or some other piece of writing that shows your capabilities in written communication about scholarly, technical, or professional topics. Personal, fictional, or creative writing should not be submitted.|
|CV/Resume||A current resume, documenting your academic and professional accomplishments, is required.|
|Assistantship Interest||Optional. If you wish to seek a graduate assistantship or other form of financial assistance from the UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, provide a statement that describes your qualifications relevant to serving as either a Teaching Assistant or a Research Assistant.|
|Recommendations||Three letters of recommendation are required. At least two of these letters must come from academic contacts, such as a college professor, or a research director in a laboratory or business.|
Contacts for Questions and Further Information
|Graduate Program Director (UNM)||Dr. Maria Lane|
|Graduate Program Director (NMSU)||Dr. Michaela Buenemann|
Click here to visit the program website