How to Apply

Requirements for admission are:

  • An undergraduate degree.

  • An introductory statistics course (MATH 1350 at UNM or equivalent) with a B or better.

Read the application guidelines Set up an online application account Request letters of recommendation Apply online Fill out your FAFSA by March 1st.

Priority deadline for applications is February 15. Final Deadline is June 15.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that a space will be available to those that apply after February 15.

If you are interested in receiving a graduate assistantship, please fill out the MPP Application for Funding and upload the completed form and a copy of your FAFSA to your UNM application under "Special Requirements".

More questions?

Contact MPP Director, Dr. Melissa Binder (; 505.277.3548), 
or Graduate Coordinator, Emma Tomingas-Hatch ( 505.277.1546).

"The MPP gave me multiple opportunities to have real-world experience which largely contributes to my ability to pursue a professional career in public policy." - 2020 UNM MPP Graduate