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Planning for Graduate School

gradThe decision to pursue a degree in higher education takes careful consideration and preparation.  The Graduate Resource Center is a central information hub for prospective students to get the guidance, advice and motivation they need to pursue their degrees in a masters or professional program.

NEW 2015 - Prospective Graduate Student Guide to Planning for Graduate School

One-on-One Consultation

Sometimes the best way to get the information you need is to talk with a consultant one-on-one.  Scheduling a half or one-hour appointment is the easiest way to do this.  Schedule appointments by calling (505) 277-1407 or in person at Mesa Vista Hall suite 1057.  Find us on a campus map...

Evening Walk-In Hours

Prospective graduate and professional students are welcome to drop-in the Graduate Resource Center for assistance in applying to graduate school Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 6pm. Learn more...


Planning for Graduate School workshops are opportunities for undergraduates to talk with multiple graduate and professional students at one time.  There are plenty of opportunities through-out the year to engage in thoughtful dialogue to voice your many questions and concerns.  Workshops are hosted by many of the centers and organizations on campus and are open to all students. If you would like to schedule a workshop for a class or student organization please contact us at 277-1497 or request a workshop.

Helpful Links

Graduate & Professional Degrees at UNM
Did you know UNM has more graduate than undergraduate degree programs? Explore programs at UNM here...

UNM - Guide to Graduate Study 
Get UNM-specific information on how to apply for graduate school and about different ways to find funding

Petersen's Graduate School Overview 
Perfect guide for potential graduate students still wondering... is graduate school for me?

US News Graduate School Rankings 
Discover where your ideal graduate school ranks among others

Princeton Review Graduate School Resources 
Get guidance on preparing for the GRE exam among other things pertinent to finding the right graduate program 
Claims to be the #1 Graduate school directory on the planet. Use this website to search for schools by subject

Wiki How to Plan for Graduate School -
Learn the 11 Steps on how to plan for graduate school

Quintessential Careers 
Get advice on how to write the grad school application essay, including tips and SAMPLE essays