- Complete online application. Complete graduate school application package, which includes the graduate assistantship application. This website will explain how to have your letters of recommendation and transcripts sent to the graduate school.
- Submit two letters of recommendation (three preferred). Your letter writers must submit the letters to the Graduate School. Do not send letters directly to the department. At least two letters should be written by professors or others in academia who can address your intellectual ability to complete a master's-level education.
- Send official transcripts. Transcripts from your previously attended institutions should be sent directly to the Graduate School.
- Submit a writing sample and admissions questionnaire. Complete the required admissions questionnaire. As part of the admissions questionnaire, you also will need to submit a writing sample. These materials should be submitted directly to the graduate director. Alternatively they can be sent to the following address:
Department of Criminal Justice
Ansari Business Building, Sixth Floor
1664 N. Virginia St., MS/214
Reno, NV 89557-0214
The GRE examination is optional. Have your scores sent to the Graduate School if you choose to include them.
Note: The Graduate School will not consider your application complete until it has received two letters of recommendation and your transcripts. The Graduate School will not forward the application to the Department of Criminal Justice until it is complete.