Admission to the Graduate Program

Applying to the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program

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For domestic applicants not requesting financial aid (TA/GA only):

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 30

International applicants & domestic applicants requesting financial aid:

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: August 1
  • Summer: January 1

Required Materials

To expedite the decision process, you must enter ALL materials before submitting.

1. The GRE® General Test

2. Three Letters of Recommendation

  • UNM BSMEs with a GPA of 3.5 (or higher) on their last 60 credit hours of coursework have the option of submitting only two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Letters must be submitted by professional references such as instructors and supervisors, not friends and relatives.
  • Letters should be submitted directly by your recommenders through the online system. Specific directions are included within the application system.

3. Statement of Intent (or Letter of Intent)

  • This document must be submitted through the online application system. The presence of overlap of an applicant's interests with the expertise of one or more of our faculty members is given a significant weight in terms of the application acceptance decision. Thus, this statement should demonstrate clear evidence of such an overlap.

4. Updated CV (Resume)

  • This document must be submitted through the online application system.

5. Official Transcripts

  • Please follow the instructions on the online application system.

6. For International Students

  • The TOEFL or IELTS score is required by the University for all international applicants. Further information and the minimum score requirements can be found at the UNM Global Education Office website.