Why Study at UNM

UNM offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering. UNM is a great place to study! If you are serious about a degree in Nuclear Engineering, you should be considering UNM.


  • Engage in a world class program with research areas in Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering, Nuclear Nonproliferation Science and Technology, Radiation Detection and Instrumentation, Space Nuclear Power, Advanced Computational Techniques, and Medical Physics.
  • Be at the hub of nuclear research nationally.  Collaborate with six research centers, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, and a nationally recognized medical school.
  • Experiment on a working nuclear reactor on campus.
  • Gain experience at an affordable cost: Research assistantships cover tuition, health insurance and provide a generous monthly stipend. In Albuquerque, your resources go further. The cost of living is one third less than that of Boston and Los Angeles.
New Mexico's rich and diverse culture have earned the state the name "The Land of Enchantment."  In addition to exploring the unique cultural opportunities of the Southwest, you can enjoy the vibrance of a growing city, and enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, ballooning, and golfing in 310 days of sunshine.