Graduate School Degrees & Programs
We offer undergraduate certificates and minors and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in addiction treatment services.
The Business Administration program provides students a highly reputed education in business for both those seeking a general education and those seeking an extensive, graduate level education.
The highly interactive program offers a wide range of study options dealing with contemporary biophysics, cancer, cell biology, chemical biology, immunology, insect biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and plant biology.
Students will learn principles of physiology and pharmacology and are given opportunities to integrate this information in problem solving scenarios.
Our nationally recognized degree programs in civil and environmental engineering give you a chance to work with top faculty in world-class research facilities.
Combined M.D./Ph.D. and M.D./M.P.H. degree programs are offered with majors in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and physiology, and public health.
Computer science concentrates on theory, design, and applications of digital computers and information-processing techniques.
Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary doctoral program bringing together faculty and students from multiple departments and institutions at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute.
The Ph.D. program in Education prepares you at an advanced level to work in higher education and school/agency leadership roles. There are eight areas of emphasis: Counselor Education and Supervision; Educational Leadership; English Language Learners; Equity and Diversity in Education; Information Technology in Education; Literacy Studies; STEM Education; and Special Education and Disabilities Studies.
- Ph.D. in Education
- Ph.D. in Education: STEM Education
- Ph.D. in Education: Counselor Education and Supervision
- Ph.D. in Education: Literacy Studies
- Ph.D. in Education: Equity and Diversity in Education
- Ph.D. in Education: Special Education and Disability Studies
- Ph.D. in Education: English Language Learners
- Ph.D. in Education: Educational Leadership
- Ph.D. in Education: Information Technology in Education
The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.
Electrical engineering students learn about sensors, circuits, energy systems and more. At the bachelor's degree level, students can pursue an emphasis in either biomedical engineering or renewable energy.
The education program enables students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning, display a love of learning, value democracy and pluralism, and engage in reflective practice about one's growth as a teacher.
The Environmental Sciences Graduate Program is based on the tenet that graduate education in the environmental sciences requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, physics, and human health.
This program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Geo-Engineering Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary degree that combines studies from the Department of Mining Engineering and Department of Geological Sciences, with applications in mine ventilation, mine environmental, reclamation, remediation and restoration studies, mine automation and robotics, rock mechanics, drilling and blasting, materials handling, ore reserve characterization, geostatics and mineral economics.
The Department of Geography emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. Coursework emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography).
The Geophysics program provides coursework that examines the physical traits of the Earth and explores its interactions with space. Aspects of geophysics includes the study of the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, volcanism, the hydrological cycle, atmospheric studies and interactions with the Moon and other celestial bodies.
This major prepares students to work with individuals of all ages and their families.
As the challenges facing our court systems mount, it is essential that the judiciary be equipped for transition. At the forefront of this movement is the highly successful Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, one of only two such programs offered nationwide. The program offers a Master of Judicial Studies and a Ph.D.
The Master of Justice Management is a special degree program offering a broad selection of courses including foundation courses in justice theory and process, essentials of justice management, and courses specific to areas of concentration such as Juvenile Justice Management, Adult Justice Management, and Executive Court and Agency Administration.
Materials science and engineering includes elements from a variety of engineering disciplines. Graduating students are at the forefront of developing and testing materials that can stand up to extreme environments or outperform existing materials. Students utilize state-of-the-art characterization tools such as chromatographs, electron microscopes, and spectrometers to study these materials.
The department of Mathematics and Statistics offer several degree programs with well-rounded curriculum in both theory and application of mathematics and statistics. Our graduates are successful in pursuing careers in private industry, government, education and Ph.D. programs.
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, and our graduates are versatile problem solvers. They learn to communicate effectively, design mechanical systems and find creative answers to real-world problems.
The goal of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is to graduate students who are knowledgeable, caring, skillful, responsible physicians capable of entering any specialty training program and delivering high quality health care to the individual, the family and the community.
Music programs within the Department are dedicated to the professional training of students in music education, applied performance, and music history. The Department's dedication to student and faculty participation in ensemble performance reflects the belief that interactive rehearsals and live performances teach music students the technology and social dynamics of being a musician. It is in ensemble playing where musical ideas are animated individually, instrument by instrument, but shared as a collaborative experience with fellow musicians and with the listening audience.
Students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility—a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.
Curious about what nursing is and how you can become a nurse? Learn more about our programs.
- Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Graduate Certificate
- Clinical Nurse Leader, Advanced Graduate Certificate
- Nursing Education, Advanced Graduate Certificate
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Graduate Certificate
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Graduate Certificate
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
- Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Pursuing a psychology degree can lead to a plethora of careers. Learn how you can get started.
The School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, provides high-quality graduate education of current and future public health professionals who will work in academic health settings and other health and research related institutions.
The multidisciplinary Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate (GREC) is designed for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, business entrepreneurs, and others impacted by new policies and practices related to renewable energy. It is also designed for people whose goal is to prepare for employment in an energy-related field. The online certificate in renewable energy covers renewable energy technologies, markets, business, and policy.
The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a graduate program for earning a Master of Arts in World Languages and Literature.