Doctoral Degrees & Programs
Students will learn principles of physiology and pharmacology and are given opportunities to integrate this information in problem solving scenarios.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minerals Resource 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.
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.
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.