The Graduate School is open with limited hours.

The Graduate School office is open on a limited schedule from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday. However, all services and meetings are still encouraged to be completed remotely when possible. Document submission is electronic only. All staff, students, and visitors will be required to follow the latest University policies and procedures.

Graduate School COVID-19 updates

Wondering if you need to take the GRE?

A number of graduate programs are making the decision to waive the GRE test requirement due to COVID for Spring and/or Fall 2021 admission. Find out if the program in which you're interested has waived the GRE requirement.

Learn more about your program's requirements

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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.

Supreme Court decision for LGBTQ+

We celebrate the Supreme Court's historic decision that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. We stand in support of our LGBTQ+ community—students, faculty and staff—and recognize the struggles that have been fought, in most recent history, since the Stonewall Uprisings of 1969. We encourage our faculty and staff, advocates and allies, to join Diversity & Inclusion’s LGBTQ+ Task Force and our students, The Center, Every Student, Every Story’s Pride Collaborative.

Supreme Court decision for DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision that the Administration may not immediately proceed with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), a program protecting about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation. Even though the Supreme Court’s decision is provisional and does not remove the uncertainty that young immigrants have lived with, it is a major victory for DACA recipients, allies, and our campus community.

For DACA and community resources relating to immigration, we want to continue directing you to our University Social Services Coordinator, Jahahi Mazariego, connected to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX at or (775) 682-8984. The UNLV Immigration Clinic continues to provide free consultations for DACA assistance to all NSHE students and their families.

Seven NSF fellowship awards for Ph.D. students

University students received seven 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. Congratulations to all award recipients! Read more about student research.

  • Lauren Bartels, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Ph.D
  • Lauren Benedict, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
  • Tara Christensen, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
  • Madeleine Lohman, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
  • Lauren Mazurowski, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Rocio Olvera, Integrative Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Keely Rodriguez, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
  • Mariana Webb, Hydrologic Sciences Ph.D.

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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Smell the pines, feel the sun, discover, create, learn in a primitive mountain forest

New Graduate Research Fellowship, online reservations and more signal vision and energy for the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

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Nevada State Public Health Lab-led team studying COVID-19 reinfection

Fighting the pandemic: University of Nevada, Reno research effort continues with early, genomics-based evidence of reinfection

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Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher

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.