About the Graduate School

Our Mission

The University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School seeks to create a 21st century graduate student environment that values and promotes diversity, exploits the power and promise of technology, and provides an outstanding educational experience that enables students to successfully achieve their career goals, while serving as a catalyst for transforming the state’s economy into one that is diversified and knowledge based.

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Why Study at the University of Nevada, Reno?

The University is dedicated to excellence in original research, teaching, creative expression and intellectual leadership. With a full breadth of master's and Ph.D. opportunities and acclaimed faculty and facilities, students will find room to pursue educational and research pursuits in an accommodating environment that places a premium on academic excellence.

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Quality of Life

Reno is an affordable, midsized city with a vibrant downtown and central business district, cultural amenities such as the internationally-respected Nevada Museum of Art and of course, the natural splendor of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada range.

The city of Reno does truly abide by its motto as "The Biggest Little City in the World." It's a close-knit and welcoming community on the shimmering Truckee River where you'll immediately feel right at home. Annual family-friendly festivals such as the Reno Balloon Races or Hot August Nights set the area apart and are integral to the entire Reno experience.

Reno is also a diverse city of artists, creatives and outdoorsy people. The annual Burning Man festival attracts thousands to the nearby Black Rock Desert for a week of art and community. The slopes surrounding Lake Tahoe are a playground for world-class skiing, mountain biking and backpacking.

Life is good here in the Reno area. Learn more about what makes this area so special.

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Only at the University of Nevada, Reno

The campus is a beautiful, verdant one where you'll be able to build meaningful academic and personal relationships with your fellow students and professors. You'll find that the connections you make here and your rich educational experience will help serve as a springboard for bigger things once you graduate. When you're not studying, you'll find that the natural splendor and cultural amenities of the surrounding area provide good opportunities to recharge. Learn more about things you'll only find at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council reviews and recommends policy matters pertaining to graduate education.

Knowledge Center

Graduate Dean's Leadership Council

The Graduate Dean's Leadership Council supports the educational mission of the Graduate School.


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Office of the Dean

The Dean's Office administers admissions, student program progression and graduation.

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Graduate Faculty

The Graduate Faculty consists of faculty appointed by an instructional department or program.