Prospective student information

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Admission requirements

Here are the basic requirements for graduate school admission for domestic, international and graduate special applicants. 

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How to apply

Our step-by-step checklist will help you apply to your graduate program quickly and easily.

Tuition and fees

See an overview of the cost of tuition and fees for a semester as a graduate student with an average semester course load of nine credits.

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Funding information

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Explore multiple sources when determining how to fund your graduate school experience.

Non-discrimination statement

NSHE is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy-related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

The University of Nevada, Reno does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.

Inquiries concerning non-discrimination may be referred to Zeva Edmondson, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno at (775) 784-1547 or Alternatively or in addition to the UNR Office, the Assistant Secretary of the United States of Department of Education may be contacted at U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100; Telephone: (800) 421-3481; Fax: (202) 453-6012; TDD: (800) 887-8339; Email:

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found on the Equal Opportunity and Title IX website.