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Special Education MA Program and Application Information

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline for Domestic Applicants:

  • Rolling Admissions

Application Deadline for International Applicants:

  • Spring Semester: August 1
  • Fall Semester: May 1

Master of Arts and Master of Arts with alternative licensure

The application can be found at, or the Special Education program web site. The following documents need to be uploaded to your online application:

  • Complete Graduate Application online
  • A non-refundable application fee (pay with credit card online as part of Graduate Application)
  • One official transcript from each college you have attended. Official transcripts must be sent to Office of Admissions. (Exception: UNM transcripts)
  • One unofficial transcript from each college you have attended (Exception: UNM transcripts). A minimum G.P.A. of 3.2 overall or a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work.
  • Letter of Intent
  • MA Special Education Application form. Please upload completed form in the special requirements section of your online application. Completed form may also be added to addendum section in your online application after submission.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Recommend at least one letter from a college instructor, one from an employer, and one from another professional contact)

For further information please refer to current UNM Catalog.