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Application and Admissions Requirements
The Graduate School at the University of Nevada, Reno requires students have a grade point average of 2.75 for a Masters program and a 3.0 for a Doctoral program. Individual programs may have different admissions standards and requirements. Visit the website of the department of your choice, or contact program directors to confirm whether there are any additional requirements for admission.
The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and/or the GMAT (MBA) (Graduate Management Admissions Test) are required to enter graduate programs, but the GRE and GMAT are not the sole standard for admission. For instance, strong letters of recommendation can compensate for weak GPAs and GREs. It's best to think of the entirety of the admissions package. Check with the individual programs to review or score minimums and application requirements.
Notes on the Application Process
The Graduate School requires a complete record of a student’s academic history; therefore students need to provide a transcript from every institution attended. If a student’s educational history is from a non-English speaking country, a TOEFL or IELTS score will be required.
EXEMPTION: Please note that students coming from the following English-speaking countries are exempt from the English language testing requirements: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Guyana, Canada (except for Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, and United Kingdom.
No Handwritten Forms
The Graduate School does not accept ANY handwritten forms, including applications. All forms on the Graduate School website are interactive. Fill them out online and mail in the signed printouts. If a handwritten application is submitted, it will be returned and will delay the application process.
How the Application Process Works
Applications from eligible students will be sent electronically to the applicable department once all materials (application, official transcripts and test scores) have arrived. Supplemental materials may be sent to the Graduate School office to be scanned into the student application file.
Some degree programs require supplemental materials be sent directly to them; please contact the department you are applying to before sending these documents.
The Graduate School processes applications by the degree program’s deadline.
Need Help? Contact Us
The Graduate School office does not have admission advisors, therefore, you will need to contact the department you are applying to for any degree related questions. If you have any additional Graduate school questions the Graduate school staff is available to help:
Student Services Building, Room 225
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(775) 784-6869 (phone)
(775) 784-6064 (fax)
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