Application Process

You may send in your application materials as you complete them. We will build your file as you submit material and notify you when we receive a new document. Please note that your application will not be reviewed by the Admission Committee until it is complete.

Please email application material to

Please mail application material to:

MBA for Professionals in Education
MSCO5 3090
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Click here to download an application checklist.


Click here to start your application.

3 Letters of Recommendation

Threee letters of recommendation are required, including one from your immediate supervisor. The most meaningful evaluations come from people who have been responsible for evaluating your academic or managerial performance.

Each letter should have a cover sheetattached.

Statement of Purpose

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent should be no longer than 500 words. You can use questions below to guide your response.

  • Why do you want to become an education leader and what is it about this particular program that most intrigues you?
  • What do you believe are the 3-4 most important characteristics/traits/abilities of effective education leaders?
  • What do you see as your greatest strengths relative to those characteristics and those areas in which you see yourself as being in greatest need of development and why?


Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, management experience, and areas of responsibility. Your resume can be uploaded with your online application.


Please send one official transcript from each college, university, and graduate school you attended as a registered student. Each transcript must be enclosed in the registrar's sealed envelope and included in your application package or sent directly to the MBA for Professionals in Education Program Office. In addition, official digital transcripts can be submitted from the institution. If you earned a degree from the University of New Mexico, we will request your transcript.

Domestic applicants with foreign transcripts must have those transcripts evaluated, even if they are in English. This must be a course by course evaluation that shows the foreign education level of study in comparison to the U.S. education level of study and the US education equivalent cumulative GPA. We recommend the following credential evaluators. Education Credential Evaluators (; National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (; World Education Services (


When your application has been submitted, you will participate in an interview to determine your eligibility.


NOW Accepting Applications for the Class of 2023

Early Bird Date:
January 22, 2021

Best Consideration Date:
April 2, 2021

Program Start:
June 4, 2021


View the criteria to apply for admission to the MBA for Professionals in Education program.