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Doctoral students

Desert Trees

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Admission requirements

Doctoral admission is based on completion of a master's degree.

To be considered for admission to USW, you must satisfy the following admission criteria:

  • Conferred master’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • 3.0 graduate GPA (4.0 scale)

  • Three (3) years or more of industry experience in selected field of study

HOW to apply

If you have earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and are looking to pursue the Doctor of Education or the first and only Doctorate of Business Administration degree based out of New Mexico, you’re in the right spot and one step closer to making history!

Follow these steps to apply as a Doctoral Student:

discover usw

Take some time to explore our academic offerings and decide what program you'd like to apply to.


Submit your application

Once you've decided what you want to study, it's time to submit your application!


Send in required admissions documents

Applications typically require additional documentation such as transcripts, transfer coursework, etc. 


apply for scholarships & financial aid

Make sure to fill out your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and check out additional scholarship opportunities.

completed your application?

Once your application and all required documentation has been received, allow three (3) business days for your application to be processed. Upon receipt, you will be sent an acknowledgement via email by your Graduate Enrollment Counselor. Next steps, additional information, further requests (if applicable) and initial admission decisions will be shared via email.

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