Applications due June 1

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of June 1st each year. Your application packet is graded on several elements, from your work history to academic history, career progression to program fit. Applications for Fall 2024 will open September 5, 2023.

Online EMBA admission requirements

To be considered for admissions, candidates should meet the following requirements:

✔ Bachelor's degree

Hold a bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited four-year institution

✔ 2.75 GPA

Have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

✔ 5 years work experience

Have five or more years of professional work experience beyond undergraduate studies.

Application checklist

To complete your application, submit all of the following materials. Applications are not considered complete until all materials have been received.

☑ Online application

You will need to complete an online application through The Graduate School for the online EMBA program.

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☑ Transcripts

Official academic transcripts of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to The Graduate School.

By mail. Transcripts may be sent by mail to the following address:

The Graduate School
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
M/S 0326
Reno, NV 89557

By email. Official digital transcripts may be emailed by the issuing institution to

☑ Professional work history

You must submit a current, up-to-date resume/CV as part of your application.

☑ Statement of purpose

A statement of purpose is required to apply. Your statement of purpose should include both your career and educational objectives.

☑ References

Your application must include contact information for two (2) references who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

GRE/GMAT not required

Attending graduate school, completing a master's degree and maintaining your professional responsibilities is difficult enough. At The College of Business, our goal is to take weight off your shoulders and minimize the roadblocks to getting a graduate education.

That's why GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission to the online EMBA program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

International applicants

As an international student, you must submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo.

Minimum score requirements include the following:


550 (paper) or 79 (internet)


6.5 (academic version)



International candidate expectations

The EMBA program requires a significant amount of reading and writing. International candidates are expected to have a strong command of the English language — both written and spoken — to have success in the program.

*TOEFL testing waiver

The TOEFL score requirement is waived for students who have completed degree programs conducted in English in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia or New Zealand.

My choice to participate in the University of Nevada, Reno's EMBA program was unequivocally one of the smartest decisions of my career. The degree emphasizes not just management and leadership abilities, but also ethical and responsible business practices. The ROI of the degree was almost immediate."

CJ Murray

System Project Management Consultant

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Are you Nevada ready?