Latin American Studies (MA) Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College:||Arts and Sciences|
|Department:||Latin American and Iberian Institute||801 Yale NE||(505) 277-2961||F: (505) 277-5989|
|Chair:||Dr. Kathryn McKnightfirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-2961||F: (505) 277-5989|
|Graduate Faculty Contact:||Dr. Kathryn McKnightemail@example.com||(505) 277-2961||F: (505) 277-5989|
|Staff Advisor:||Lenny Urena Valeriofirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-2961||F:|
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Latin American Studies (MA) graduate program 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 deadlines, instructions, and required materials.
Please note: These instructions are for MA applications only; PhD application instructions 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 (Applying for Funding)||International Students: January 1st|
Domestic Students: January 15th
|Fall Admission (Not Applying for Funding)||April 1st (All Students)|
|Spring Admission (Not Applying for Funding)||November 1st (All Students)|
Application Materials and Instructions
|APPLICATION CATEGORY||SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS|
|Educational Background||Applicants must upload unofficial transcripts or their application will be considered incomplete. Official transcripts must also be sent directly to the UNM Office of Admissions.|
|Program of Interest||Select > College of Arts and Sciences > Latin American and Iberian Institute > Latin American Studies > MA Latin American Studies. Please also indicate intended area of concentration.|
|Letter of Intent||Required. Please see the program website for complete instructions.|
|Writing Sample||A writing sample of approximately 5 - 15 pages in length that demonstrates the applicant's research and analytical abilities, as well as capacity to work across disciplines. It may be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Applicants are advised to submit recent work, whether a previously-submitted term paper or an original essay.|
|CV/Resume||A current CV or resume is required.|
|Recommendations||Three letters of recommendation from academic references that address the applicant's past academic performance including analytical abilities, language proficiency, and potential for success in graduate studies. If an applicant requests a letter from a professional reference, the letter should address analytical abilities and professional qualifications relevant to Latin American area studies. Letters may be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese.|
|Additional Requirements||Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of their undergraduate studies. Admission requires at least four semesters of undergraduate coursework (or equivalent training) in either Spanish, Portuguese, or a Latin American indigenous language. While applicants are not required to have completed a major or minor in Latin American Studies they should be able to demonstrate some course work on Latin America.|
Contact for Questions and Further Information
Click here to visit the program website