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The Graduate School office is open from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. However, all services and meetings are still encouraged to be completed remotely when possible. Document submission is electronic only.

Need help? Join our Virtual Front Desk. Click the "Join GRAD virtually" link and use the virtual meeting ID (932 3267 4921) and password (112333). You can also email us at gradadmissions@unr.edu or call the office at (775) 784-6869.

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Join the virtual commencement ceremonies for the graduating classes of 2020

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our graduates for the Spring ceremony 2020 December 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST or the Winter ceremony December 5, 2020 at 1 p.m. PST.

Interdisciplinary virtual celebration

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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

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.


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.

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  jmazariego@unr.edu or (775) 682-8984. The UNLV Immigration Clinic continues to provide free consultations for DACA assistance to all NSHE students and their families.

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

brains on display

Taissa Lytchenko receives international neuroscience society award

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

Timsy Uppal and Bhaskar Vadlamani

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

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

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

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.