Museum Studies (MA or MS) Contact Information and Application Instructions
|Arts & Sciences
|Museum Studies: Hibben Center Suite 320
|Graduate Faculty Contact:
|Anne Marie Carpenter
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Museum Studies 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 application instructions are for the MA and MS programs only; please visit the program's website for information on applying for the graduate certificate.
International students (including non-U.S. citizens on a visa) 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.
Application Materials and Instructions
|Unofficial transcripts from each academic institution attended, including UNM, are required and should be uploaded with your application. Official transcripts must also be sent directly to the UNM Office of Admissions.
|Program of Interest
|Select: School of College of Arts & Sciences > Museum Studies > MA Museum Studies or MS Museum Studies
|GRE scores are not required. However, students who feel that GRE scores will be helpful in evaluating their overall academic record are welcome to submit them.
|Letter of Intent
Your letter of intent should be substantive (ca. 3 double-spaced pages) and include:
|Submit an example of writing or other materials that reflect your writing ability and your overall writing style. Your sample should be concise and succinct: one to four pages should be sufficient. You may provide an excerpt of a longer paper, as long as the excerpt makes sense as a stand-alone document. If your sample is an excerpt of a longer work, be sure to note that on the first page.
|Required: Submit a CV with the usual items of interest, including degrees and institutions, employment/volunteer history and any publications, presentations, or other related works.
|Please note in your letter of intent if you would like to be considered for assistantships or other aid.
|Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Recommendations should come from former professors or professionals who are familiar with your academic work. 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.
Contact for Questions and Further Information
Click here to visit the program website