Domestic Partnership Benefits

Requirements, Deadlines and Directors

Each graduate program has individual requirements and application deadlines.

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  • M.S.: GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D.: GPA 3.25
The University of Nevada, Reno has a strong commitment to a University community that welcomes, encourages, and supports diversity among students, staff, faculty, alumni, and associates. Consistent with this commitment, and to the extent allowable under the laws of the State of Nevada and the United States of America, the University of Nevada, Reno, provides benefits and privileges to Declared Domestic Partners* of employees and to the eligible children of that partnership as follows:*Information and related forms regarding Domestic Partnership Filing for the State of Nevada are found on the website for the Nevada Secretary of State.Important differences represented by individuals in the University's pluralistic culture are supported through additional programs and services for students:Eligible students may insure their dependents, such as spouse or domestic partner and children under 26 years of age, in the Student Insurance Plan. The dependent must be enrolled for the same term of coverage as the insured student. Addition of dependents to an Insured Student's insurance plan must be done by contacting the University's student health insurance broker, Wells Fargo Insurance, at 800-853-5899. Details may be found at the UnitedHealthCare site.  The above summary is a general overview. It is not intended as a complete description of the benefits offered. In accordance with applicable laws, the University of Nevada, Reno, may amend, modify, terminate, or discontinue any or all of the programs described herein at any time and in its sole discretion.
ProgramRequired Standardized TestApplication DeadlinesGraduate Program Director
Accountancy
(MAcc)
GMAT or GRE (GMAT/GRE not required if Undergrad degree is from a AACSB Business School and a 3.3 or higher GPA)
  • Fall: April 14
  • Spring: Nov. 15
Sonja Pippin
Anthropology
(MA, Ph.D.)
GRE Jan. 15 Christopher Morgan
Atmospheric Sciences (MS, Ph.D.) GRE recommended
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Mark Green
Basque Studies
(Ph.D.)
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Xabier Irujo
Biochemistry
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE Jan. 15 John Cushman
Biology
(MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Steve VanderWall
Biomedical Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE recommended
  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Xiaoshan Zhu

Business Administration
(MBA)

GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT
  • Fall: Mar. 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
Kambiz Raffiee
Executive MBA
(Online Only)
GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT May 1 Kambiz Raffeee
Cell & Molecular Biology (Ph.D.) GRE Biology strongly recommended
  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Patricia Berninsone
Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
(Ph.D.)
GRE or MCAT Fall: Jan. 15 Dean Burkin
Chemical Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Assistantships:
    • Fall: Mar. 15
    • Spring: Oct. 1
Ravi Subramanian
Chemical Physics
(Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
David Leitner
Chemistry
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE Fall: April 30 Robert Sheridan
Civil & Environmental Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Sept. 1
Raj Siddharthan
Computer Science & Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Aug. 15
Murat Yuksel
Counseling & Educational Psychology
(MA, ME, MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Feb. 1
Thomas Harrison
Criminal Justice
(MA)
GRE or LSAT March 1 Monica Miller
Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology
(Ph.D.)
GRE Jan. 15 Lee Dyer
Economics
(MA, MS, Ph.D.)
GRE or GMAT
  • Fall: April. 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
Mark Nichols
Education
(Ph.D.)*emphasis in one
  • Math, Science, Technology and Society
  • Special Education and Disability Studies
  • Literacy, Language and Culture
  • Learning, Development and Technology (Ed.D or Ph.D)
  • Educational Leadership


GRE
  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 15
Maryann Demchak
Educational Leadership
(MA, ME)
  • Fall: Aug. 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1
Bill Thornton
Electrical Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)

GRE

  • MS: GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D.: GPA 3.25
  • Fall: Mar. 15 (non-U.S.)
  • Fall: June 15 (U.S.)
  • Spring: Aug. 15 (non-U.S.)
  • Spring: Nov. 15 (U.S.)
Assistantships
  • Fall: Feb 28
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Banmali Rawat
Elementary Education
(MA, ME, MS)
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Oct. 1
John Cannon
English
(MA, Ph.D.)

GRE

  • MA: GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D.: GPA 3.5
  • MA Fall: Jan 15
  • MA Spring: Oct 1
  • Ph.D. Jan 15 only
Cheryl Glotfelty
Environmental Sciences & Health
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Glenn Miller
Equity & Diversity in Educational Settings
(MS)
  • Fall: Aug. 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1
Lynda Wiest
Finance
(MS)
GMAT or GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
Greg Stone
Fine Art
(MFA)
Feb. 1 Tamara Scronce
Foreign Languages & Literature
(MA) Emphases in Spanish
  • Assistantships: Feb. 15
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Daniel Perez
Geography
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT Feb. 1 Jill Heaton
Geology and Related Earth Sciences
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Jan. 1
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Wendy Calvin

Geo-engineering
(Ph.D.)

GRE
  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Robert Watters
Geological Engineering
(MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Jan. 1
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Wendy Calvin
Geophysics
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Jan. 1
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Wendy Calvin
History
(MA, MATH, Ph.D.)
GRE (no test required for MATH)
  • MA/Math Fall: Mar. 1
  • MA/Math Spring: Oct 15
  • Ph.D. Mar 1
Barbara Walker

Human Development & Family Studies
(MS)

GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Oct. 1
Bridget Walsh
Hydrologic Sciences
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE
  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Aug. 15
Laurel Saito
Information Systems
(MS)
GMAT or GRE (GMAT/GRE not required if Undergrad degree with Information systems major is from a AACSB Business School and a 3.5 or higher GPA or served as a full-time faculty member at an AACSB Accredited College for at least five years)
  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Oct. 1
Mark Simkin
Journalism
(MA)
GRE or GMAT March 15 Donica Mensing
Judicial Studies
(MJS, Ph.D.)
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
James Richardson (Contact: Denise Schaar-Buis)
Justice Management
(MJ-JM)
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1
James Richardson
Land-Use Planning
(MS)
GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT Feb. 1 Jill Heaton
Literacy Studies
(MA, ME)
GRE required if GPA is less than 2.75.
  • Fall: Aug. 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1
Diane Barone
Mathematics & Statistics (MS) GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Ania Panorska
Mechanical Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE Jan. 15

Henry Fu
Medicine
(combined MD/Ph.D.)
GRE or MCAT
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Jim Kenyon
Metallurgical Engineering
(MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 15
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Carl Nesbitt
Material Science and Engineering
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE required only for Ph.D. Assistantships
  • Mar. 15
Dev Chidambaram
Mining Engineering
(MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 15
  • Spring: Sept. 15
Rajagopala (Raj) Kallu
Music
(MA, MM)
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Louis Niebur
Natural Resources & Environmental Science
(MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Oct. 1
Robert Nowak
Nursing
(MSN, DNP)
  • MSN: Mar. 1
  • DNP: Mar. 15
Stephanie DeBoor
Nutrition
(MS)
GRE
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Sept. 1
Jamie Benedict
Philosophy
(MA)
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Christopher Williams
Physics
(MS, Ph.D.)
GRE required and GRE Physics strongly recommended
  • Fall: Mar. 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Jonathan Weinstein
Political Science
(MA, Ph.D.)
GRE, GMAT or LSAT
  • Assistantships:
    Feb. 15
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Derek Kauneckis
Psychology
(MA, Ph.D.)
GRE

Jan. 1

Ramona Houmanfar

Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. only) GRE Psychology

Jan. 1

Steven Hayes
Psychology (Cognitive & Brain Studies) GRE

Feb. 1

Michael Crognale
Public Administration & Policy
(MPA)
GRE, GMAT, LSAT
  • Assistantships: Feb. 15
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: Nov. 1
Derek Kauneckis
Public Health
(MPH, Ph.D.)
GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or DAT

Jan 10

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Benefits for Domestic Partners
BenefitBenefit for Domestic PartnersEmployee BenefitsLink
Medical Insurance (PEBP) Full domestic partner* insurance coverage Medical insurance

Nevada Public Employees Benefit Program

PERS survivor benefits A spouse or domestic partner* is a member's primary beneficiary under NRS 286.674 and may be eligible to receive a lifetime benefit in the event of the member's death prior to retirement. Retirement benefits Nevada Public Employees Retirement System
LifeWorks - employee resource program Full access to LifeWorks program: confidential support to help manage personal issues at work or at home. Services include: consultations, counseling, research, health, money, family issues. Same LifeWorks
(user id: NSHE password: eap)
Faculty Grants-in-Aid The domestic partner and their financially dependent children are eligible for grants-in-aid for all categories of professional staff. Faculty employee (up to 6 credits Fall, 6 credits Spring, 3 credits all Summer sessions); their unmarried dependents are eligible to age 24 (unlimited credits); and/or spouse (unlimited credits) Educational Benefits for Faculty
Medical Leave Available leave may to be taken to take care of the domestic partner* (sick leave, FMLA) Same

Business Center North Leave for Family Illness policy

NRS 122A

Supplemental Benefits Voluntary benefits are available to employees and their spouses/domestic partners*. Please check polices with individual vendors. Same Business Center North Voluntary Benefits

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