Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada

How to Apply

Applicants must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and must file an application for admission with the Graduate School. International applicants must also satisfy the medical examination and financial responsibility requirements and submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and must apply through the Office of International Students. Applications for graduate standing are subject to approval by the Sociology Department and the dean of the Graduate School. Applications are accepted at any time; however, the admission application and all credentials must be received in the Graduate School at least three weeks before registration day of any instructional period.

Please send the following materials to the appropriate office as part of your application to the Master's program in Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Materials to be sent to the Graduate School

$60.00 New Student or $40.00 Alumni or Returning Student application fee
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
Official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
Immunization documents


Materials to be sent to the Sociology Department

Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Copies of GRE scores
Three letters of recommendation
A statement of purpose
Sample of research or writing (e.g., a term paper)