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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 atsirk@unm.edu

Please mail application material to:

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

Click here to download an application checklist.

Application

Once nominated, you will receive an e-mail from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. To begin your application, please use the link provided in the automated letter. If you have already begun an application, please click here to continue working on it..

As a part of the application process, you will be required to submit three essays on the following topics.  The essays should be no longer than 500 words each. If you experience any technical difficulties, please email Tech-Help@woodrow.org.

Statement of Purpose

As a part of the application process, you will be required to submit three essays on the following topics.  The essays should be no longer than 500 words each.

  • 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?

Résumé

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

Transcripts

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 in Education Leadership Program Office. 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 (https://www.ece.org); National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/); World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/).

GMAT or GRE Scores

The Admission Committee will accept either the GMAT or the GRE. The committee looks for a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT, or an equivalent GRE score. You can convert your GRE score with a score conversion calculator from ETS.

After you complete the test, you will receive your score immediately. Please record your results and submit them to us as your "unofficial" scores. While you're still required to submit your official scores, your unofficial scores allow us to expedite the interview process. When requesting your official score, use 4845 as the school's designation code. Test scores are valid for five years.

Information about the tests is available at:

Applicants may waive the entrance exam by meeting one of the following conditions:

  • A Ph.D. in any field
  • A Master's Degree with substantial quantitative coursework
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business from an AACSB accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in upper-level courses.

You may download the GMAT Waiver here. For more information on preparing for either exam, visit our test prep page.

Interview

When your application has been submitted, you will participate in a behavioral event interview to determine your eligibility