How to Apply

Instructions for Graduate Applicants

We are pleased that you are interested in Graduate School at New Mexico State University. Graduate programs are competitive and students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation, ability, and program fit. NMSU is a Land Grant, Hispanic and Minority serving institution, we take great pride in serving a diverse population that contributes greatly to Academics, Research and Service.

To access the application applicants must create an account.

In order to check the status of your application as it progresses through our system, please visit our application portal. If you are a new applicant, create an account under First-time User; or, if your application is already in progress, you can directly log-in with your credentials as a returning user. Once you are logged into the application portal, select your desired program, and upload necessary documents to apply. Please follow the instructions there and review the application before submitting . Documents can be also uploaded using appropriate tags under ‘Upload Materials’ later, however, we recommend including and reviewing the required information and  supporting documents before you submit .

Graduate supplemental document(s) and required test scores must be submitted as part of the graduate application for admissions. The supplemental document(s) and test scores are requirements based on your program, academic interest or citizenship. Failure to submit these documents will delay the review of your application for admissions.

Information and documents you will need when applying:

  • Electronic copies of transcripts and if international, certified English translated copy
  • Recommenders contact information and,
  • Required supporting documentation for the academic program supplement

NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, O’Loughlin House, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-3635; 575-646-7802 (TTY);

To request this document in an alternate format or request a disability accommodation, please contact Student Accessibility Services, 575-646-6840 (V/TTY) or the Office of Institutional Equity, 575-646-3635; 575-646-7802 (TTY) and

Please see the complete  Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.

New Mexico State University, the University of Choice for Graduate Education!

NMSU’s institutional code for test score reporting is 4531.

Official and original documents through a courier can be sent to:
Graduate School
New Mexico State University
Educational Services Building, Suite 301
1780 E University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

The graduate program you applied to will have full access to all the documents you submitted. Each program has its own review process and timeline. An email notification will be sent when a recommendation is made on your application.

Contact Information:

Phone 575-646-5746   |   Fax 575-646-7758