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The Nuclear Engineering Department (NE) at The University of New Mexico welcomes you as a graduate student or prospective student. Our faculty, staff, and students are eager to assist you in exploring, learning, and experiencing this exciting and unique discipline.

Nuclear Engineering students benefit from comprehensive advising. Students are encouraged to meet with their research advisor and/or Professional Academic Advisor (staff) throughout their graduate program for support and guidance. Students are not required to have a Research Advisor their first semester and will be guided by the NE Graduate Director and/or the Professional Academic Advisor.

Students must fulfill all requirements of the university as well as the specific requirements of your degree program.

Graduate students have procedures that must be completed and deadlines that must be followed. We have included general outlines of the requirements for the Master’s Plan I (Thesis), Master’s Plan II (Non-Thesis), Plan III (Coursework only), and PhD to help you proceed in an orderly and timely manner.

Remember that it is your responsibility to be informed of and to satisfy all requirements by keeping in close communication with the NE Graduate Director, Professional Academic Advisor, and by reviewing the information on the Graduate Studies website, in the UNM catalog.

You can find details on the above topics and more in this section.