Graduate Certificate Degrees & Programs

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  • Addiction Treatment, Graduate Certificate

    Program director: Meri Shadley |  mshadley@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 18
    Program info:  Addiction Treatment website 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Undergraduate degree in a Social Science
    2. Resume

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  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Graduate Certificate

    Associate Dean for graduate programs:  Stephanie DeBoordeboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 30
    Program info:  Adult Gerontology Acute Care website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Overall GPA 3.0 or better
    2. Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
    3. P ossess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
    4. 3 Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
    5. Letter of intent
    6. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    7. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Athletics/Sports Administration, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Derreck Calkins | dcalkins@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 18
    Program info:  Athletics/Sports Administration website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three professional letters of recommendations
    3. Minimum GPA of 3.0
    4. Sample of academic written work

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  • Clinical Nurse Leader, Advanced Graduate Certificate

    Associate Dean for graduate programs:  Stephanie DeBoordeboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 15 
    Program info:  Clinical Nurse Leader website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
    2. Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
    3. 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
    4. Letter of intent
    5. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    6. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate

    Program director:  Matt Leonemleone@unr.edu 
    Application deadlines: July 15 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring)
    Credits: 18
    Program info:  Criminal Justice website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.0

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  • Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Shamik Sengupta | ssengupta@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 31 (Fall) | Dec 10 (Spring)
    Credits: 18
    Program info:  Cybersecurity website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution
    2. Transcripts (separate from the official transcripts required by the Graduate School)
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Statement of purpose is recommended

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  • Early Childhood Education Teacher, Licensure

    Program Contact: Jennifer Mortensen | mortensen@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: May 15 (Fall)
    Credits: 29 (21 if practical experience is applicable)
    Program info: Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies (or related field)
    2. Undergraduate pre-requisites: EDES 300, EDU 205, EDU 207, HDFS 201, HDFS 250, HDFS 431b, HDFS 435
    3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. Candidate Professional Behaviors and Dispositions Form
    2. Resume
    3. Personal essay
    4. At least one letter of recommendation
    5. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Reading (score > 155), Writing (score > 161), and Mathematics (score > 149) score sheet (or California Basic Educational Skills score sheet).

  • Ethics, Law and Politics, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Christopher Williams | ctw@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 12
    Program info:  Ethics, Law and Politics website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Minimum GPA of 3.0 
    2. Letter of intent
    3. Transcripts (separate from the official transcripts required by the Graduate School)
    4. Writing sample
    5. Two letters of recommendation

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  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Graduate Certificate

    Associate Dean for graduate programs:  Stephanie DeBoordeboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 39
    Program info:  Family Nurse Practitioner website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
    2. Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
    3. 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
    4. Letter of intent
    5. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    6. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Gender, Race & Identity, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Jennifer Hill | jmhill@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: May 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 12
    Program info:  Gender, Race and Identity Certificate website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Gifted & Talented Education, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Bob Ivesrives@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 12
    Program info:  Gifted & Talented Education website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. A bachelor's degree
    2. A teaching license in elementary or secondary education
    3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
    4. Two letters of recommendation

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  • Nursing Education, Advanced Graduate Certificate

    Associate Dean for graduate programs:  Stephanie DeBoordeboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 17
    Program info:  Nursing Education website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
    2. Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
    3. 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
    4. Letter of intent
    5. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    6. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Graduate Certificate

    Associate Dean for graduate programs:  Stephanie DeBoordeboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 23-39
    Program info:  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program with a GPA of 3.0 or better
    2. Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
    3. 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
    4. Letter of intent
    5. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    6. Three letters of recommendation
    7.  APRN Track only: Must have graduated from an accredited MSN program and hold national certification and licensure as an APRN

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  • Renewable Energy, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Jill Wallace jwallace@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Aug 16 (Fall) | Jan 10 (Spring)
    Credits: 12
    Program info:  Renewable Energy website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Undergraduate degree in engineering, business management, liberal arts or a related field
    2. Personal Statement
    3. Resume

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  • Secondary Education, Licensure

    Program Contact: Margaret M. Ferrara | ferrara@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall)
    Credits: 28-31
    Program info: Secondary Education Licensure website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Earned bachelor’s degree with and overall GPA of 2.75 or better
    2. Signed disposition sheet (NCATE set of beliefs in place in the College of Education)
    3. An essay of three to five pages
    4. Resume or curriculum vitae
    5. Two letters of recommendation
    6. The candidates needs to meet pre-professional Praxis I testing requirements.

  • Social Justice, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Mary White Stewart mwstewart@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 12
    Program info:  Social Justice website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Undergraduate degree 
    2. Statement of purpose

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  • Study of History, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Jenni Baryol jenni@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 12
    Program info:  Study of History website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. A Bachelor's degree in a humanities or social science; a bachelor's degree in Education; or Teaching Credential
    2. Students pursuing the graduate certificate of Studies in History must satisfy all of the graduate school requirements for admission as a Graduate Special
    3. Letter of intent
    4. Read the History department bulletin

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  • Teaching English as a Second Language, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Rod Casercase@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Program info:  TESOL website | Credits: 15

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4-point scale
    2. Letters of recommendation from one professional qualified to judge your aptitude for teaching
    3. A statement of your personal goals related to TESOL
    4. Transcripts of previous college work
    5. Students already admitted to a graduate program at UNR must also submit approval for admission to the GC-TESOL from the Chair of their Advisory/Examining Committee in lieu of the letter of recommendation.
    6. Candidates who graduated from a non-US university and whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 or 79 on the Internet Based TOEFL
    7. International students must have a J-1 visa or be concurrently enrolled in another graduate degree program in order to participate in the GC-TESOL