Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (PhD) Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College:||College of Education and Human Sciences|
|Department:||Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies||140 Hokona Hall||(505) 277-0437||F: (505) 277-8362|
|Interim Chair:||Dr. Carlos LopezLeivafirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-0703||F: (505) 277-8362|
|Graduate Faculty Contact:||Dr. Carlos LopezLeivaemail@example.com||(505) 277-0703||F: (505) 277-8362|
|Staff Advisor:||Lorena Rodriguez Vazquez, LLSS Department Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-6997||F: (505) 277-8362|
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies PhD 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 PhD applications only; MA 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||December 1st|
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 Education and Human Sciences > Language/Literacy/Sociocultural Studies > Language/Literacy/Sociocultural Studies > PhD Language/Literacy/Sociocultural Studies. Identify specific faculty members with whom you hope to study.|
Please note: Prior to application, it is required that applicants meet with one program faculty member whose work is linked to applicants’ research goals. It is also strongly encouraged that applicants meet with two other faculty members, either in person or remotely. Faculty list can be accessed here.
|Letter of Intent|
Submit a letter of intent telling us why you wish to pursue a degree in this department. Please describe your academic background and experience that prepare you for researching your questions of interest, the professional future you are working toward, and the way your advanced degree in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies will contribute toward that future.
Admittance to the doctoral program is highly selective, and depends on how your application (including the letter of intent and your writing sample) provides evidence of:
|Recommendations||Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who know your work. These letters should tell us something about the writer’s assessment of your potential for graduate study, your motivation, discipline, human relations skills, and capacity for creative thinking.|
|Additional Requirements||Please complete the LLSS Demographic Form available on the program website and submit directly to the program. You may also wish to visit the application guidelines on the department website to access further requirements.|
Contact for Questions and Further Information
|Contact||LLSS Front Office|
Click here to visit the program website
Click here to apply to the program using UNM's centralized graduate application