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For students who are U.S. citizens admission deadlines are November 30 for the Spring semester and July 30 for the Fall semester. For international students the deadlines are August 1 for the Spring semester and March 1 for the Fall semester. Students (except those seeking readmission to the MWR degree program) are not admitted for the summer session. Students seeking financial aid should apply as early as possible. For example, financial aid decisions for students entering in fall are generally made by late March or so. Students should apply as soon as possible as the WRP may limit the number of students admitted each semester.
MWR students must familiarize themselves with UNM administrative requirements for this academic program and bear ultimate responsibility for complying with these criteria. A flow chart depicting the sequence of events in progressing through the MWR program is given in Appendix II. Students should consult it frequently to ensure they are on track for completing all degree requirements.
Note: The UNM Office of Graduate Studies is very strict in enforcing all deadlines. Failure to comply may delay the student’s graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to be cognizant of these dates and to and to meet these deadlines. Current information about these deadlines and OGS forms are available at www.unm.edu/~grad/.
Coursework Proposal (WRP form)
Approved Professional Project Proposal
Program of Study (POS; OGS form)
The following information will be required on the Program of Study: the graduate unit is the “Water Resources Program”; the major code is 429; the degree name is “Master of Water Resources” and its abbreviation is “MWR”; it is a Plan II (non-thesis) degree; and there are two formal concentrations: Hydroscience and Policy/Management.
Once a student has submitted the Program of Study, s/he must not deviate from the courses listed without his/her advisor’s permission and without informing the WRP Office. Unreported deviations could delay a student’s graduation when OGS performs its graduation check – checking actual coursework versus what is listed on the Program of Study.
Notice of Intent to Graduate – OGS Graduation List
Announcement of Examination (OGS form)
A student can schedule his/her Master’s exam after these dates, but the effective graduation date will not be until the end of the next semester. For example, a student who successfully defends her professional project on April 28 would not formally receive her degree until August (the end of the summer session).
A student must be registered for at least one credit of WR 598 during the semester in which graduation occurs.
Students are often in a quandary about where to submit forms, whom to ask about certain matters, etc. This section will help clear up those issues.
“Nuts and Bolts”
Questions involving coursework, program of study, etc., (i.e., advisement issues) should be addressed to the Director or the student’s advisor/committee chair (the Director serves as a student’s temporary advisor until the student decides upon a permanent one). A student’s advisor is the same person as the chair of his/her Professional Project committee, i.e., someone who has professional interests similar to the student’s.
For questions about a specific course (prerequisites, what’s covered, etc.) it is best to contact the course instructor (some instructors may have their course syllabi online – check the department’s home page). Courses evolve over time, so the best source of information is the instructor. All main campus UNM course descriptions, including prerequisites, are in the University Catalog, which is online at www.unm.edu/~unmreg/ (click on “University Catalog”). Semester schedules are also at the same URL (click on “Schedule of Classes”). School of Law courses and schedules are at lawschool.unm.edu/courses/. Note that School of Law classes may have different start/end dates than classes on the Main Campus
Questions involving the Professional Project, the Professional Project report, and Professional Project defense should be directed to the chair of the student’s Professional Project committee. The time/date of the Professional Project defense is something the student and his/her committee agree upon. Once the time and date are set, ask the WRP Office to schedule a room and prepare the proper form.
Students are encouraged to examine previous Professional Projects. All projects since 1999 are part of the Zimmerman library collection. Projects since 2005 are available electronically here.
There are a number of UNM forms that must be submitted on time. All such forms are submitted to OGS through the WRP Office. If an advisor or committee chair’s signature is required on the form and it is someone other than the Director, please obtain the signature(s) before submitting it to the WRP Office. Please note that the WRP Office needs to get OGS forms at least four working days (sooner if possible) before they are due to OGS. The forms are checked for accuracy before securing the Director’s signature. If the WRP Office receives a form any later, the student runs the risk that the Director will not be around to sign it or that there will not be time to check it, in which case it will not be submitted on time. The upshot: submit forms as early as possible.
Water Resources Program
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
SSCI-Economics Building, #57
1915 Roma Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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