Summary of Admissions Procedure and Documents

Below is a summary of the documents required for admission to our GRADUATE programs. All application materials must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the deadline.

Application for all graduate degree programs are done online.  You can start your application here.  Click on the Apply Today! button, then Create an Account to begin.

IMPORTANT: Once you submit your application, you cannot change or add anything to your application! Save it and return to it later if you are not able to complete it in one session.

To determine the specific application instructions for the Department of Civil Engineering, click on the Apply Today! button and then click on the instructions link in the paragraph on the left.  You will come to a page titled, Application Guidelines by Program and Interest.  Then click on the link to Civil Engineering which will direct you to the department's guidelines.

For US Citizens and Permanent Residents

Included required documents are (consult online application instructions for complete information):

  • $50 application fee, nonrefundable paid via credit card online when you have completed your application and are ready to submit it
  • One official transcript (unopened) from EACH academic institution you have attended. You do NOT need to submit a UNM transcript if you have attended UNM
  • Three letters of recommendation – can be submitted electronically through the application system.
  • Letter of intent – can be uploaded into the application.

Deadlines:

  • To be considered for Assistantships: January 31 (international and domestic)
  • Fall Semester – July 15
  • Spring Semester – November 10
  • Summer Session – April 29

Contact Information:

Mailing Address Physical Address Office Hours
UNM Admissions Student Support & Service Center Monday - Friday
PO Box 4895 1155 University Blvd. SE 8:00am to 5:00pm (MST)
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4849 Albuquerque, NM 87106 Phone: (505) 277-8900
Send transcripts and records:  apply@unm.edu General Information and questions: unmlobos@unm.edu

  

For International Students

Included required documents are (consult online application instructions for complete information):

  • Completed international admissions application
  • $70 application fee, nonrefundable paid via credit card online when you have completed your application and are ready to submit it
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, submitted directly by the testing agency to UNM: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (Academic), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge CPE (proficiency) or CAE (advanced).
  • Transcripts: one official copy of each academic record from all colleges and universities attended, submitted directly to UNM. Transcripts must be either:

  • Official documents – transcripts issued by the degree-granting institution and must be attested (stamped and/or signed) by the record-keeping official of the issung university. They do not have to be sealed in an envelope.

OR

  • Transcripts evaluated by an official credentialing agency (member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Transcripts evaluated by an official agency do not need to be evaluated by UNM and may speed up processing of your application. You also do not need to send UNM the original transcript if an agency has done the evaluation. However, you will need to send a photocopy of the original transcript and an English translation directly to UNM.

  • Photocopies of academic credentials that have been certified by a recognized international educational organization, such as the U.S. Educational Foundation, AMIDEAST or the Institute for International Education, will also be accepted.

  • UNM Certification of Financial Responsibility and supporting documentation (required if you are not receiving full funding from the department)
  • Three letters of recommendation – can be submitted electronically through the application system.
  • Letter of intent – can be uploaded into the application.

Deadlines:

  • To be considered for Assistantships: January 31 (international and domestic)
  • Fall Semester – March 1
  • Spring Semester – August 1
  • Summer Session – January 1

Contact Information:

International Admissions/Global Education Office Phone: (505) 277-4032
2120 Mesa Vista Hall Website: http://geo.unm.edu
MSC06 3850 Fax: (505) 277-1867
1 University of New Mexico Location: 2120 Mesa Vista Hall
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Email: geo@unm.edu

Send scores to UNM:

  • MSCE, MENG, and PhD applicants - official copy of GRE test scores
  • MCM applicants - official copy of GRE or GMAT test scores
  • Scores must be sent directly from the company administering the tests to UNM

Contact Information:

Department of Civil Engineering Phone: (505) 277-2722
MSC01 1070 Fax: (505) 277-1988
1 University of New Mexico Email: civil@unm.edu
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Location: Centennial Engineering Center 3020