Master's Degrees & Programs

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  • Accountancy, M.Acc.

    Program director: Sonja Pippinsonjap@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 & April 15 (Fall) | October 1 & November 15 (Spring)
    Program info:  MAcc handbook | MAcc website | Accounting faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements  
    1. GRE or GMAT (not required if undergrad Accounting degree is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.3 or higher GPA)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 3 letters of recommendation

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  • Accountancy, M.Acc. (online)

    Program director: Sonja Pippinsonjap@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 13 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | March 23 (Summer)
    Program info:  Online MAcc website 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements  
    1. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (2.75 with degree from AACSB-accredited school)
    2. A one-page personal statement describing career goals
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. Curriculum vitae/resume

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  • Animal & Rangeland Science, M.S.

    Program director:  Robert Washington-Allen | rwashingtonallen@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program info:  A&R handbook | A&R M.S. website | A&R faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements  
    1. GRE score of 300+ (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees from accredited institutions)
    2. Admission GPA of 3.0
    3. TOEFL ibt 100
    4. Must have an advisor prior to admission

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  • Anthropology, M.A.

    Program director: Erin Stiles |estiles@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15
    Program info:  Anthro handbook | Anthro website | Anthro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements  
    1. GRE
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Scholarly writing sample
    4. 3 letters of recommendation
    5. Graduate assistantship application (if interested)

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  • Art: Visual Arts, M.F. A.

    Program director: Miya Hannanmiyah@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February 15 
    Program info:  MFA handbook | MFA Website | MFA faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed 

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  • Atmospheric Science, M.S.

    Program director:  Vera SamburovaVera.Samburova@dri.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program info:  Atmos handbook | Atmos website | Atmos faculty

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. GRE
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Biochemistry, M.S.

    Program Director: John Cushman | jcushman@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program Info:  Biochem handbook | Biochem website | Biochem faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE
    2. Statement of Purpose
    3. 3 Letters of Recommendation
    4. GPA 2.75
    Additional recommendations
    1. GRE score +300

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  • Biology, M.S.

    Program Director:  Steve VanderWall | sv@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program Info: M.S. in Biology handbook | M.S. in Biology website | Biology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

    Program Director: Bahram Parvinbparvin@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program Info:  BME handbook | BME website | BME faculty

    Admission requirements
    1. GRE scores (301+)
    2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    3. Official transcripts and GRE scores are required for department review
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Statement of purpose

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  • Biostatistics, M.S.

    Director: Kristen Clements-Nolle | clements@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review April 15 (Fall)
    Program Info: Biostatistics website | Biostatistics faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (not required if applicant has already earned a PhD, MD, DDS, or graduate degree from regionally accredited institution.)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Writing sample (admission essay)
    5. Three letters of recommendation
    6. SOPHAS Application  (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)
    7. Full-time or Part-time

  • Biotechnology, M.S.

    Program Director:  Christie Howardcjhoward@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines:  | Feb 1 and April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 and Nov 15 (Spring)
    Program Info:  Biotech handbook | Biotech website | Biotech faculty
    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1.Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; preferred minimum of 3.0 in the sciences (the last two years are strongly weighted)
    2. Minimum 75 semester units towards a biological science degree
    3. Two semesters of documented research or internship experience
    4. Completion of specific coursework with a “C” or better
    One-year subplan: Must have completed undergraduate research in their chosen lab and provide contact information for principle investigator.
    Two-year subplan: Resume and a statement of purpose

    Recommended materials
    1. Senior thesis

  • Business Administration, M.B.A.

    Program Director:  Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu 
    Application Deadlines:  | March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program Info:  MBA handbook | MBA website | MBA faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1.  GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees, certain professional degrees or select active licenses.)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 2 Letter of recommendation

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  • Business Administration, Executive Online M.B.A.

    Program Director:  Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu
    Application Deadline: June 1 (Fall)
    Program Info:  EMBA handbook | EMBA website | EMBA faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1.  GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees, certain professional degrees or select active licenses.)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 2 Letter of recommendation

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  • Business Analytics, M.S. (online)

    Program Director:  Kal Joshi
    Application Deadlines: July 13 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | March 23 (Summer)
    Program Info: Business Analytics

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 in the last two years of study 
    2. A one-page personal statement describing career goals
    3.  Two letters of recommendation
    4.  Curriculum Vitae or resume
    5. Prerequisite courses include an undergraduate course in statistics, computer programming, and introduction to information systems

  • Cell & Molecular Biology, M.S.

    Program Director:  Subhash Vermascverma@medicine.nevada.edu
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Nov 15 (Spring)
    Program Info:  CMB handbook |  CMB website | CMB faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 3 letters of recommendation

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. GRE Biology strongly recommended

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  • Chemical Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  Sage Hiibel | shiibel@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: For Assistantship consideration March 15 (Fall) | October 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CME handbook | CME website | CME faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Chemistry, M.S.

    Program director:  Robert Sheridan | rss@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 15 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Chemistry handbook | Chemistry website | Chemistry faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Civil & Environmental Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  Ramin Motamed | motamed@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CEE handbook | CEE website | CEE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE 
    2. GPA 3.0
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Statement of purpose
    5. 3 letters of recommendation

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  • Communication Studies, M.A.

    Program director: Jenna Hanchey | jhanchey@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall)
    Program info: Comm Studies handbook | Comm Studies website | Comm Studies faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE
    2. Letter of application/statement of purpose
    3. Contact information for three references (references may be contacted for additional information)

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  • Computer Science & Engineering, M.S.

    Program director: David Feil-Seifer | dave@cse.unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) | Aug 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CSE handbook | CSE website | CSE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE (minimum quantitative score 156)
    2. GPA 3.0
    3. TOEFL or IELTS (TOEFL>80 or IELTS>6.5 recommended)
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Two letters of recommendation

  • Criminal Justice, M.A.

    Program director:  Matt Leonemleone@unr.edu | Eric Lambert ericlambert@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: June 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CRJ handbook | CRJ website | CRJ faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or Miller Analogies Test or have completed a graduate degree or certificate in a field related to Criminal Justice
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Supplemental admissions questionnaire
    4. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Cybersecurity, M.S. (online)

    Program Contact: Shamik Sengupta | ssengupta@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 13 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | March 23 (Summer)
    Program info: Cybersecurity website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics or science and have minimum experience that includes the equivalent of a computer science or computer engineering minor.
    2. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    3. A one-page personal statement describing career goals
    4. Two letters of recommendation

  • Economics, M.A.

    Program director:  Sankar Mukhopadhyay |  sankarm@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Econ handbook | Econ website | Econ faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 2 letters of recommendation
    Program admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Writing sample
    3. Additional letter of recommendation

  • Economics, M.S.

    Program director:  Sankar Mukhopadhyay |  sankarm@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Econ handbook | Econ website | Econ faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 2 letters of recommendation
    Program admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Writing sample
    3. Additional letter of recommendation

  • Education: Counseling, M.A.

    Program director:  Leping Liu | liu@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) 
    Program info: Counseling handbook | Counseling website | Counseling faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE 
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of Purpose
    4. 3 letters of recommendation
    5. K-12 teaching experience or documented teaching/ para-counseling experience*

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  • Education: Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

    Program director:  Janet Usinger  | usingerj@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Nov 1 (Spring) 
    Program info:  EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Letter of intent/Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Sample of written work
    4. Signed College of Education dispositions form must be submitted for the applicationto be considered complete
    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum Vitae/resume

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  • Education: Elementary Education, M.Ed.

    Program director:  Teruni Lamberg  | terunil@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring) 
    Program info:  El. Ed. handbook | M.Ed. Elementary Education website | M.Ed. Elementary Education faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. EE Questionnaire
    2. Pre-req coursework form
    3. Resume or CV 
    4. Two letters of recommendation
    5. Behavioral paper
    6. Essay

  • Education: Equity & Diversity in Education, M.S. (online option available)

    Program Director:  Eleni Oikonomidoy | (775) 682-7865 
    Application Deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
    Program Info: E&D MS handbook | E&D MS website | E&D faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Program application
    2. GPA 2.75 or higher
    3. Statement of professional goals
    4. Resume or CV
    5. Two letters of recommendation 

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  • Education: Higher Education Administration, M.A.

    Program director:  Janet Usinger  | usingerj@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring) 
    Program info: EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Statement of intent
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Written sample of academic work (i.e. typed essay of 1,000 words)
    4. Signed College of Education dispositions form

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum vitae/resume

  • Education: Reading Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. (online option available)

    Program director: Dianna Townsend | dtownsend@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: RCI handbook | Reading Curriculum and Instruction website | Education faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE required if GPA is less than 2.75

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  • Education: Secondary Education, M.Ed.

    Program director: Jenny Mahon | jmahon@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info:  Secondary Education handbook | Secondary Education websiteEducation faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. NCATE Disposition Acknowledgement
    3. Essay
    4. Two letters of recommendation
    5. Prerequisite coursework form
    6. Meet pre-professional skills requirement in one of these ways (State of Nevada): Pass all three parts of (Praxis) Core Academic Skills for Education, CBEST, or hold a master’s degree from accredited institution which required the GRE

  • Education: Special Education, M.Ed.

    Program director: Shannon Taylor | shanon@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Special Education handbook | Special Education M.Ed. website | Education faculty 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed

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  • Electrical Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  Yantao Shenytshen@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (int'l) June 15 (Fall) | Aug 15 (int'l) Nov 15 (Spring) 
    Program info: EE handbook | EE website | EE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE
    2. GPA of 3.00 or higher
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Three letters of recommendation

  • English, M.A.

    Program Director: Catherine Chaputcchaput@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: January 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program Info: English handbook | English website | English faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE 
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Writing sample
    5. Three letters of recommendation

  • English, M.F.A.

    Program Director: Christopher Coakecjcoake@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: January 15 (Fall)
    Program Info:  English handbook | English website | English faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Minimum GPA of 3.0 
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Two writing samples 
    4. Three letters of recommendation

  • Environmental Sciences, M.S.

    Program Director: Stanley Omaye | omaye@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program Info: ES handbook | ES website | ES faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE >297 or Biology Subject test (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees)
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 
    3. TOEFL > 100iBT for international students 
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Letter of intent
    6. Documentation from ES faculty who agrees to be a research adviser

  • Finance, M.S.

    Program Director:  Hongchao Zeng(775) 682-9195
    Application Deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | October 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Finance handbook | Finance website | Finance faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT scores (waivers available to students in the accelerated program)
    2. Statement of Purpose
    3. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Gender, Race & Identity, M.A.

    Program Director:  Jennifer Hill | jmhill@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: March 15 & Aug 1 (Fall) | Oct 15 & Dec 1 (Spring) 
    Program Info: GRI handbook | GRI website | GRI faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Resume or CV

  • Geology and Earth Related Sciences, M.S.

    Program Director:  Stacia Gordon | (775) 784-6476   
    Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15  
    Program Info: Geology handbook | Geology website | Geology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Geological Engineering, M.S.

    Program Director:  Stacia Gordon | (775) 784-6476   
    Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15  
    Program Info: GE handbook | Geological Engineering website | Geological Engineering faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Geography, M.S.

    Program Director:  Thomas Albright | (775) 784-6673  
    Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) 
    Program Info: Geography handbook | Geography website | Geography faculty

    Optional program-specific admission items
    1. GRE or GMAT

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  • Geophysics, M.S.

    Program Director:  Stacia Gordon | (775) 784-6476   
    Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15  
    Program Info: Geophysics handbook | Geophysics website | Geophysics faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • History, M.A.

    Program Director:  Linda Curciolindacurcio@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) | September 15 (Spring)
    Deadline for fellowship candidates: April 1
    Program Info: History M.A. handbook | History website | History faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE scores
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Two letters of recommendation

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  • Human Development & Family Studies, M.S.

    Program Director:  Lydia DeFlorio | (775) 682-5503 
    Application Deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program Info: HDFS handbook | HDFS website | HDFS faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE
    2. Resume or CV
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. Department application

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  • Hydrogeology, M.S.

    Program Director:  Anne Nolin  | (775) 682-8148  
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | July 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Hydro handbook | Hydro website | Hydro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees or students in the accelerated program)
    2. GPA > 3.0
    3. Letter of intent
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Department application

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  • Hydrology, M.S.

    Program Director:  Anne Nolin  | (775) 682-8148  
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | July 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Hydro handbook | Hydro website | Hydro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees or students in the accelerated program)
    2. GPA > 3.0
    3. Letter of intent
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Department application

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  • Information Systems, M.S.

    Program director:  Dana Edberg | (775) 784-6179
    Application deadlines: May 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: IS handbook | IS website | IS faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GMAT or GRE
    Waivers available to those who
      - earned an undergraduate degree with Information Systems major is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.5 or higher GPA
      - earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school with a 3.0 or higher GPA
      - have served as a full-time academic faculty member at an AACSB Accredited College for at least five years
    2. Minimum score of 550 of TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS for international students

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  • Integrative Neuroscience, M.S.

    Program director: Yumei Feng EarleyAlexander Van der Linden | Michael Webster
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
    Program info: IN handbook | IN website | IN faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Two letters of recommendation (Three letters are recommended)

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. GRE

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  • Journalism, M.A.

    Program director:  Ben Birkinbine | (775) 784-4155
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) 
    Program info: Journalism handbook | Journalism website | Journalism faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GMAT or GRE (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees from an accredited institution)
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  • Judicial Studies, M.J.S.

    Program contact:  Heather Lara | hclara@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 15 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) 
    Program info: JS handbook | JS M.J.S. website | JS faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed
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  • Justice Management, M.J.M. (online option available)

    Program director:  Jane Robinson | (775) 682-7975 
    Application deadlines: July 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) 
    Program info: JM handbook | JM website | JM faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Questionnaire/Statement of purpose
    2. Two letters of recommendation
    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. One additional letter of recommendation
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  • Land-Use Planning, M.S.

    Program director:  Thomas Albright | (775) 784-6673 
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
    Program info: Land-Use handbook | Land-Use website | Land-Use faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE, GMAT or MCAT

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  • Material Science and Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  Qi An| (775) 784-7789 
    Application deadlines: Assistantships March 15 (Fall)
    Program info: Materials Science handbook | Materials Science website | Material Science faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed

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  • Mathematics & Statistics, M.S.

    Program director:  Stanislav Jabuka | (775) 784-6816 
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Mathematics handbook | Mathematics website | Mathematics faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  Matteo Aureli | (775) 784-6973 
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
    Program info: ME handbook | ME website | ME faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Metallurgical Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  Carl Nesbitt | carln@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
    Program info: MetaEng handbook | MetaEng website | Mining faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Mining Engineering, M.S.

    Program director:  George Danko| (775) 784-4284  
    Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Mining handbook | Mining website | Mining faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE 

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  • Music: History and Musicology, M.A.

    Program director:  Louis Niebur | lniebur@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Music handbook | Music MA website | Music faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed

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  • Music Education, M.M.

    Program director:  Louis Niebur | lniebur@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Music handbook | Music Ed MM website | Music faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed

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  • Music Performance, M.M.

    Program director:  Louis Niebur | lniebur@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Music handbook | Music Performance website | Music faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    None listed

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  • Natural Resources & Environmental Science, M.S.

    Program director:  Jonathan Greenbergjgreenberg@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: NRES handbook | NRES website | NRES faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Graduate Faculty Member Agreement
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. GRE (highly recommended)

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  • Nursing, M.S.N. (online component)

    Program director: Stephanie DeBoor(775) 682-7156 
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Nursing handbook | Nursing website | Nursing faculty
    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Complete a baccalaureate degree with an upper-division major in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing school with the following specific course work completed: statistics, growth and development (must cover lifespan), basic research, and heath assessment.
    2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0

    3. Associate's degree in nursing and a Bachelor's degree in another area of study and have 2 years of clinical experience
    4. Possess a current unencumbered licensure as an RN in Nevada
    5. Have successfully completed a three-credit graduate-level applied statistics courses (at UNR: EDRS 640)
    6. Have a minimum of 3 years of experience within acute care or 2 years of experience within critical care (AGACNP track only)
    7. Resume, letter of intent, and three letters of reference

  • Nursing/Public Health, M.S.N./M.P.H.

    Program director: Stephanie DeBoor(775) 682-7156 
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Nursing handbook | Nursing website | Nursing faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements

  • Nutrition, M.S.

    Program director: Brad Ferguson | (775) 784-6278 
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Nutrition handbook | Nutrition website | Nutrition faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. A statement of purpose indicating career goals and research interests
    2. GRE
    3. TOEFL scores (for international students)
    4. Three letters of reference

  • Philosophy, M.A.

    Program director: Benajmin Young |  benjaminyoung@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Philosophy handbook | Philosophy website | Philosophy faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Letter of Intent (sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
    2. Writing Sample (sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
    3. Letters of Recommendation — preferably from philosophy instructors (either submitted through the Graduate School or sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
    Additional program-specific admission recommendations 
    1. An undergraduate major or minor in Philosophy
    2. An undergraduate grade-point average of B or better both overall and in philosophy courses

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  • Physics, M.S.

    Program director: Jonathan Weinstein |  jdweinstein@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Physics handbook | M.S. Physics website | Physics faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE (GRE in Physics strongly recommended)

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  • Political Science, M.A.

    Program director: Xiaoyu Pu | xpu@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Assistantships Feb 15 | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Political Science MA handbook | Political Science MA website | Political Science faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT

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  • Psychology: Behavior Analysis, M.A.

    Program director: Ramona Houmanfar  | ramonah@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall)
    Program info: Psychology handbook | Psychology M.A. website | Psychology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Personal statement
    4. Students meet the pre-requisite course requirements for applicants (see "Entrance Requirements/ Undergraduate Pre-requisites Course Requirements" on Program webpage).
    5. If the student is applying from a master's program, the student is expected not only to have a high GPA but also a history of engaging in scholarly activities (conference presentations, research or publications).

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  • Public Administration & Policy, M.P.A.

    Program director: Xiaoyu Pu | xpu@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 15 (Fall)
    Program info: M.P.A. handbook | M.P.A. website | Political Science faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT

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  • Public Health, M.P.H. (online)

    Program director: Leslie Elliot | lelliott@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 13 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | March 23 (Summer)
    Program info: Public Health handbook | M.P.H. Online website 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Statistics course
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Writing sample (admission essay)
    5. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Public Health, M.P.H. (On-campus)

    Program director: Kristen Clements-Nolle | clements@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review April 15 (Fall) 
    Program info:  M.P.H. On-campus website | Public Health faculty 
    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (not required if applicant has already earned a PhD, MD, DDS, or graduate degree from regionally accredited institution.)
    2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. For international applicants, TOEFL scores of 80 for internet-based exams
    5. Three letters of recommendation
    6. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 2.75 with 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
    7. SOPHAS Application  (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)

  • Social Work, M.S.W. (online)

    Program director: Eric Albers | erica@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 13 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | March 23 (Summer)
    Program info: Social Work handbook | Social Work (online) website 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Online program
    2. MSW Recommendation form
    3. Field Instructor Recommendation form
    4. Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Social Work, M.S.W. (On-campus)

    Program director: Eric Albers | erica@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall)
    Program info: Social Work handbook | Social Work website | Social Work faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. On-campus program
    2. MSW Recommendation form
    3. Field Instructor Recommendation form
    4. Minimum 3.0 GPA

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  • Sociology, M.A.

    Program director: Mariah Evans | mariahev2@gmail.com
    Application deadlines: April 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Sociology handbook | Sociology website | Sociology faculty 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Speech Pathology & Audiology, M.S.

    Program director: Debra Vigil | dvigil@med.unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 10 (Fall) 
    Program info: Speech Pathology handbook | Speech Pathology M.S. website | Speech Pathology faculty 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE

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  • Statistics & Data Science, M.S.

    Program director: Anna Panorska | ania@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 &  March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 & Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Statistics & Data Science handbook |Statistics & Data Science degrees | Statistics & Data Science faculty 

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE (Math GRE recommended)
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Curriculum Vitae

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  • World Languages & Literatures (Spanish), M.A.

    Program director: Fred DeRafolsfdrafols@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) | Assistantships: March 15 & Dec 15
    Program info: World Languages & Languages handbook | World Languages website | World Languages faculty 

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    3. Two references
    4. PDF of transcripts (separate of the official transcripts needed for the Graduate School)

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  • World Languages & Literatures (Spanish), M.A.

    Program director: Fred DeRafolsfdrafols@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) | Assistantships: March 15 & Dec 15
    Program info: World Languages & Languages handbook | World Languages website | World Languages faculty 

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations
    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    3. Two references
    4. PDF of transcripts (separate of the official transcripts needed for the Graduate School)

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