Graduate Admissions

Admission to the graduate programs is competitive; a limited number of applicants are accepted each year. To be considered, all applications must be complete. Please note that the Graduate School, which has to approve all applicants, has its own deadlines and regulations. Students are expected to know these and meet and follow them. Visit the Graduate School online at unr.edu/grad.

Application deadlines:

Fall Admission
The application deadline is March 31 for admission in the following fall semester. Admission decisions are made by a departmental selection committee, usually by the end of April.
Spring Admission
The application deadline is October 31 for admission the following spring semester. Admission decisions are made by a departmental selection committee, usually by the end of November.

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