The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

—Martin Luther King Jr.

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What will you discover?

The world needs artists, scholars and scientists more than ever. With more than 150 graduate degrees and professional certifications offered, your opportunity to lead awaits.

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Experience Graduate School at the University of Nevada, Reno

With more than 80 graduate disciplines, opportunities abound A graduate education can equip you with the skills to be competitive in the field of your choice.
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Curious about graduate classes?

With remote class formats and no minimum credit or program enrollment, applying for graduate special status is a great way to take classes, gain knowledge to support your career, or prepare to transition to a degree program. Don't miss your chance to see if graduate school is right for you. Enroll by January 22 to avoid late fees.

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Stay up to date with the latest coronavirus information

For the latest coronavirus updates from the University, please visit the University's coronavirus page

For the latest coronavirus updates from the Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School's coronavirus page.


New funding opportunity for graduate research assistantships

Beginning January 2021, the Nevada DRIVE Programis a two-year graduate research assistantship (GRA) program made possible through the combined efforts of President Brian Sandoval, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Mridul Gautam, and Executive Vice President & Provost, Jeff Thompson.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!

We are proud to recognize our 2020 graduates for all that they have accomplished during a year that held so many unanticipated challenges. Way to go, Wolf Pack.

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The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now open

All domestic students are encouraged to complete and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by Feb 1, 2021 to be considered for institutional need-based funding opportunities. Non-FAFSA eligible students should fill out the Institutional Methodology form in MyNevada. All students should also fill out the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application in MyNEVADA between October 1st and February 1st to qualify for University need and merit-based scholarships. 

International students approved to take University courses

International graduate students residing in their home country are now allowed to participate remotely in eligible University of Nevada, Reno classes, including Traditional Remote, Alternative Remote and Alternative HyFlex classes. This new policy includes both new, incoming international graduate students and continuing international students who are currently resident abroad.

International students needing assistance should contact both their graduate program director and OISS, preferably using the OISS Virtual Front Desk.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association is a tremendous resource for all graduate students, providing awards, need-based services, social and academic clubs, and terrific camaraderie across campus. 

Graduate School news

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The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

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Taissa Lytchenko receives international neuroscience society award

Graduate student recognized for Cognitive Brain Sciences outreach and education for community

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COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results, research moves to next stages

University of Nevada, Reno engineers and virologists team up for novel approach

The Graduate School is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for the entire campus community. The Graduate School works to promote graduate education and strengthen academic excellence by attracting, advancing and retaining a diverse graduate population.