Programs at a Glance

Degree Programs: Program-specific requirements, deadlines and directors

Each graduate program has individual requirements and application deadlines in addition to the requirements from the Graduate School. Search the program list below to determine the required standardized tests, application deadlines and program directors.

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Certificate Programs: Program-specific requirements, deadlines and directors 

Certificate programs provide specialized training for those who already have degrees or to bolster qualifications for those seeking job opportunities. These certificates generally require 9 to 30 credits to be completed in a year of less by full-time students. Some programs allow part-time students to take more than one year. Each graduate certificate program has individual requirements in addition to the requirements from the Graduate School.

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A

Programs beginning with the letter A
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Accountancy
(M.Acc.)
Director:
Sonja Pippin

Program handbook
  • GMAT or GRE (GMAT/GRE not required if undergrad Accounting degree is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.3 or higher GPA)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Feb 1 & Apr 15
  • Spring: Oct 1 & Nov 15
Animal and Rangeland Science
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Tamzen Stringham

Program handbook
  • GRE score 300+ (GRE not required if student already has a regionally accredited graduate degree)
  • Admission GPA 3.0
  • TOEFL ibt 100
  • Must have an advisor before admission
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Anthropology
(M.A., Ph.D.)
Director:
Erin Stiles

Program handbook
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scholarly Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Assistantship Application (if interested)
  • Jan 15
Atmospheric Sciences
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Vera Samburova

Program handbook
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 1

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B

Programs beginning with the letter B
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Basque Studies
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Sandra Ott

Program handbook
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Spring: Nov 1
Biochemistry
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
John Cushman

Program handbook
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • M.S. GPA 2.75
  • Ph.D. GPA 3.0
  • GRE score 300+
  • Fall Dec 15
Biology
(M.S.)
Director:
Steve VanderWall
  • GRE
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Biomedical Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Bahram Parvin
  • GRE score 301+
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Business Administration
(MBA)
Director:
Kambiz Raffiee

Program handbook
  • GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. Exceptions are only granted if the applicant has completed one of the following:
    • An accredited graduate degree (Master's, Ph.D.)
    • A professional degree (JD, MD, DVM, etc.)
    • An active CPA, CFP, CMA or PE license.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letter of Recommendation
  • Fall: Mar 15
  • Spring: Oct 15
Executive MBA
(Online Only)
Director:
Kambiz Raffiee

Program handbook
  • GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. Exceptions are only granted if the applicant has completed one of the following:
    • An accredited graduate degree (Master's, Ph.D.)
    • A professional degree (JD, MD, DVM, etc.)
    • An active CPA, CFP, CMA or PE license.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letter of Recommendation
  • June 1

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C

Programs beginning with the letter C
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Cell & Molecular Biology
(MS., Ph.D.)
Director:
Patricia Berninsone
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Biology strongly recommended
  • Fall: Dec 15
  • Spring: Nov 15
Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Dean Burkin
  • GRE or MCAT
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Dec 15
Chemical Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Sage Hiibel

Program handbook
  • GRE

Assistantships

  • Fall: Mar 15
  • Spring: Oct 1
Chemical Physics
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Sergey Varganov
  • GRE
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Chemistry
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Robert Sheridan
  • GRE
  • Fall: Feb 15
  • Spring: Nov 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Raj Siddharthan

Program handbook
  • GRE (not required if student has already earned a graduate degree from UNR's CEE)
  • M.S. GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D. GPA 3.25
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Jan 15 - Extended until Feb 15
  • Spring: Sept 1
Communication Studies
(M.A.)
Director:
Sarah Blithe
  • GRE
  • Fall: March 30
  • Spring: Dec 1
Computer Science & Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Mehmet Gunes
  • GRE
  • M.S. GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D. GPA 3.25 (or GPA 3.0 when applying with an MS)
  • TOEFL or IELTS
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 (Ph.D.) or 2 (MS) Letters of Recommendation
  • Students need to have taken at least a BS in CS or the equivalent of a minor in CS to apply.
  • MS:GRE>297
  • PhD: GRE>302
  • TOEFL>80 or IELTS>6.5
  • Fall: Jan 15 - Extended until June 1
  • Spring: Aug 15
Counseling
(M.A.)
Director:
Rebecca Scherer
  • GRE
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • School counseling licensure is available for those without previous K-12 teaching experience. However, those without previous teaching experience are required to secure successful documented volunteer teaching and/or para-counseling experiences in an elementary or secondary school setting prior to admission to the program.
  • Jan 15
Criminal Justice
(M.A.)
Directors:
Monica Miller     Matt Leone
  • GRE or LSAT
  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Dec 15

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E

Programs beginning with the letter E
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Lee Dyer
  • GRE
  • Fall: Jan 15
  • Spring: Nov 1
Economics
(M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Mark Nichols

Program handbook
  • GRE or GMAT
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • 1 Additional Letter of Recommendation
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: Oct 15
Education
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Maryann Demchak
  • TBA
  • Dates can vary by specialization
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 15
Education: Counseling and Education Supervision (CES)
(Ph.D.)
Coordinator:
Brenda Freeman

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Master's degree in counseling education from a CACREP-accredited institution
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form 

  • Fall: Dec 15
Education: Educational Leadership (EL)
(Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed)
Director:
Diane Barone

Program handbook
  • TBA 

  • Fall: March 1
    Spring: Oct. 1
    M.E.
    Spring only: Dec. 1
  • Grad Assistantship app due Feb 1
Education: English Language Learners (ELL)
(Ph.D.)
Director:
TBA

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form 

  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 15
Education: Equity and Diversity in Education (EDE)
(Ph.D.)
Coordinator:
Lynda Wiest

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 15
Education: Information Tech in Education
(Ph.D.)
Coordinator:
Leping Liu

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • At least two years of relevant experience
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Intent that includes a philosophy of using technology in education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 15
Education: Literacy Studies (LS)
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Diane Barone

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • At least three years of teaching experience
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
(Ph.D.)
Coordinator:
Teruni Lamberg

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • At least three years of teaching experience
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 15
Education: Special Education and Disability Service (SEDS)
(Ph.D.)
Coordinator:
Shanon Taylor

Program handbook
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Graduate Record Exam score (GRE)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essay of intent which should include qualifications for completing a doctoral degree and reasons for pursuing the degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample of scholarly writing
  • Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form
  • At least three years teaching special education in a U.S. public school or commensurate experience
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 15
Electrical Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Banmali Rawat
  • GRE (unofficial scores are not accepted)
  • M.S.: GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D.: GPA 3.25
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: March 15 (international, not in the U.S.)
  • Fall: June 15 (all others)
  • Spring: Aug 15 (international, not in the U.S.)
  • Spring: Nov 15 (all others)
Elementary Education
(M.E., M.S.)
Director:
David Crowther
  • EE Questionnaire
  • Pre-req coursework form
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Behavioral Paper
  • Essay
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Oct 15
English
(M.A., M.F.A, Ph.D.)
Director:
Valerie Fridland
  • GRE
  • M.A.: GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D.: GPA 3.5
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample (2 for M.F.A.)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • M.A.
    • Fall: Jan 15
    • Spring: Oct 1
  • M.F.A. & Ph.D.
    • Jan 15 Only
Environmental Sciences
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Stanley Omaye
  • A degree in a related science, including one year of calculus and chemistry, and additional coursework in organic chemistry, biology and physics
  • M.S.: GPA 3.0
  • Ph.D.: GPA 3.0
  • GRE greater than 297 (verbal + quantitative)(GRE not required if student already has a regionally accredited graduate degree) or Biology Subject test
  • TOEFL score exceeding 100 iBT for international students
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal letter of intent—describe academic goals, choice of disciplinary track and research interests
  • Documentation from an ES faculty member who agrees to be a research adviser—this documentation is needed prior to admission but may be submitted after application materials are submitted
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Equity & Diversity in Education
(M.S.)
Director:
Eleni Oikonomidoy
  • Fall: Aug 1
  • Spring: Dec 1

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F

Programs beginning with the letter F
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Finance
(M.S.)
Director:
Hongchao Zeng

Program handbook
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Mar 15
  • Spring: Oct 15
Fine Art
(M.F.A.)
Director:
Miya Hannan
  • Feb 1

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G

Programs beginning with the letter G
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Geography
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Thomas Albright
  • GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT
  • Ph.D. program requires applicants to have earned a master's degree in Geography or a related field.
  • Feb 1
Geology and Related Earth Sciences
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Stacia Gordon
  • GRE
  • Fall: Jan 1
  • Spring: Sept 15
Geo-engineering
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Charles Kocsis
  • GRE
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Sept 15
Geological Engineering
(M.S.)
Director:
Stacia Gordon
  • GRE
  • Fall: Jan 1
  • Spring: Sept 15
Geophysics
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Stacia Gordon
  • GRE
  • Fall: Jan 1
  • Spring: Sept 15

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H

Programs beginning with the letter H
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
History
(M.A., M.A.T., Ph.D.)
Director:
Linda Curcio
  • GRE (no test required for M.A.T.)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (MA)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (PhD)
  • Writing Sample (PhD)
  • M.A./M.A.T.
    • Fall: Mar. 1
    • Spring: Sept. 15
  • Ph.D. Mar 1
Human Development & Family Studies
(M.S.)
Director:
Williams Evans
  • Personal Statement
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Hydrologic Sciences
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Sudeep Chandra Scott Tyler
  • GRE (unless student has earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited domestic university and has prior GRE scores that meet GPHS requirements)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Department Application
  • GRE scores 153 verbal and 144 quantitative
  • Fall: Jan 15
  • Spring: Aug 15

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I, J, K, L

Programs beginning with the letters I, J, K, L
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Information Systems
(M.S.)
Director:
Dana Edberg

Program handbook
  • GMAT or GRE exceptions are only granted if the applicant has completed one of the following:
  • Earned an undergraduate degree with an IS major from an AACSB Business School and a 3.5 or higher GP
  • Earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Has served as a full-time academic faculty member at an AACSB accredited college for at least five years.
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Journalism
(M.A.)
Director:
Howard Goldbaum
  • GRE or GMAT
  • Mar 15
Judicial Studies
(M.J.S, Ph.D. for sitting judges only)
Director: Shawn Marsh
Contact: Sherri Barker

Program handbook
  • Fall: Jul 15
  • Spring: Dec 15
Justice Management
(M.J.M)
Director:
Jane Robinson
  • Questionnaire/Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 1 Additional Letter of Recommendation
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: Dec 1
Land-Use Planning
(M.S.)
Director:
Thomas Albright
  • GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT
  • Feb 1
Literacy Studies
(M.E.)
Director:
Dianna Townsend
  • GRE required if GPA is less than 2.75
  • Fall: Aug 1
  • Spring: Dec 1

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M

Programs beginning with the letter M
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Mathematics & Statistics
(M.S.)
Director:
Ilia Zaliapin
  • GRE
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Mathematics
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Bruce Blackadar
  • GRE
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Math GRE
  • Fall: Dec 1
  • Spring: Sept 1
Mechanical Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Matteo Aureli
  • GRE
  • Fall: Jan 15 - Extended until March 1
  • Spring: Sept 1
Medicine
(Combined M.D./Ph.D.)
Director:
Wilfredo Torres
  • GRE or MCAT
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Metallurgical Engineering
(M.S.)
Director:
George Danko
  • GRE
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: Sept 15
Material Science and Engineering
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Dev Chidambaram
  • GRE required only for PhD
  • Assistantships: Mar 15
Mining Engineering
(M.S.)
Director:
George Danko
  • GRE
  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Spring: Sept 15
Music
(M.A., M.M.)
Music Education
(M.M.)
Music Performance
(M.M.)
Director:
Peter Epstein
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1

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N

Programs beginning with the letter N
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Natural Resources & Environmental Science
(M.S.)
Director:
Peter Weisberg
  • GRE
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Graduate Faculty Member Agreement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Neuroscience
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Gale Craviso
Alexander Van der Linden
Michael Webster
  • GRE (unless student has previously earned a graduate degree)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 1 Additional Letter of Recommendation
  • Fall: Dec 15
  • Spring: Sept 15
Nursing
(M.S.N, D.N.P. from M.S.N., D.N.P. from B.S.N.)
Nursing/Public Health
(M.S.N, M.P.H.)
Director:
Stephanie DeBoor
  • M.S.N. Fall: Mar 1
  • M.S.N. Spring: Oct 1
  • D.N.P. from M.S.N.
    • Fall: Mar 1
    • Spring: Oct 1
  • D.N.P. from B.S.N.
    • Fall: Mar 1
Nutrition
(M.S.)
Director:
Brad Ferguson
  • GRE
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Sept 1

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P

Programs beginning with the letter P
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Philosophy
(M.A.)
Director:
Benjamin Young
  • Letter of Intent (sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
  • Writing Sample (sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation — preferably from philosophy instructors (either submitted through the Graduate School or sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
  • An undergraduate major or minor in Philosophy
  • An undergraduate grade-point average of B or better both overall and in philosophy courses
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Physics
(M.S., Ph.D.)
Director:
Jonathan Weinstein
  • GRE
  • GRE Physics strongly recommended
  • Fall: Feb 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Political Science
(M.A., Ph.D.)
Director:
Bob Ostergard
  • GRE, GMAT, or LSAT
  • Assistantships: Feb 15
  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Spring: Nov 1
Psychology— Behavior Analysis
(M.A., Ph.D.)
Director:
Ramona Houmanfar
  • GRE
  • Dec 1
Psychology— Clinical Psychology
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Tony Papa
  • GRE
  • Letters (3) demonstrating that the applicant has experience working in a research environment are required. Typically these letters come from professors in the student's department.
  • If the student is applying from a master's program, the student is expected not only to have a high GPA but also a history of engaging in scholarly activities (conference presentations, research or publications).
  • A personal statement that evidences good communication skills, a logical reason for their strategy for applying to graduate programs, an appreciation of the role of research in the discipline, and an openness to a clinical science paradigm.
  • Students meet the pre-requisite course requirements for applicants (see "Entrance Requirements/ Undergraduate Pre-requisites Course Requirements" on Program webpage).
  • Dec 1
Psychology— Cognitive & Brain Studies
(M.A., Ph.D.)
Director:
Gideon Caplovitz
  • GRE
  • Dec 15
Public Administration & Policy
(M.P.A.)
Director:
Bob Ostergard
  • GRE, GMAT, or LSAT
  • Assistantships: Feb 15
  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Spring: Nov 1
Public Health Online
(M.P.H.)
Director:
  Roy Oman         Leslie Elliott
  • Statistics course
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample (admission essay)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • 3 years of experience in public health or related field

  • Fall: July 13
  • Spring: Dec 1
  • Summer: March 23
Public Health  On-campus
(M.P.H.)
Director:
Roy Oman
  • GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (not required if applicant has already earned a PhD, MD, DDS, or graduate degree from regionally accredited institution.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample (admission essay)
  • FT or PT
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Review Public HealthWebpage
  • SOPHAS Application (In addition to UNR application for admission)
  • For scholarship consideration applicants are encouraged to have their admission applications submitted by February 1st.

  • Feb 1
Public Health
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Roy Oman
  • MPH or relevant master’s degree
  • GRE
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview
  • Review Public Health Webpage
  • SOPHAS Application (In addition to UNR application for admission)
  • March 15

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S, T

Programs beginning with the letters S, T
Graduate Program & DirectorProgram-Specific Admission RequirementsRecommended Admission MaterialsApplication Deadlines
Secondary Education
(M.E.)
Director:
David Crowther
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • NCATE Disposition Acknowledgement
  • Essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Spring: Oct 15
Social Psychology
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Markus Kemmelmeier
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Sample Research Paper
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Jan 1
Social Work
On-campus
  (M.S.W)
Director:
Mary Hylton
  • Jan 15
Social Work Online
(M.S.W)
Director:
Mary Hylton
  • Fall: July 13
  • Spring: Dec 1
  • Summer: March 23
Sociology
(M.A.)
Director:
Berch Berberoglu
  • GRE
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Special Education
(M.E.)
Director:
Shanon Taylor
  • Fall: Aug 1
  • Spring: Dec 1
Speech Pathology
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Debra Vigil
  • GRE
  • Fall: March 30
Speech Pathology & Audiology
(M.S.)
Director:
Debra Vigil
  • GRE
  • Fall: Jan 10
Statistics and Data Science
(Ph.D.)
Director:
Ilya Zaliapin
  • GRE
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Math GRE
  • Fall
    • First deadline: Nov 1
    • Second deadline: March 1
  • Spring
    • First deadline: Sept 1
    • Second deadline: Dec 1
  • The application review begins after the first deadline; admission and funding offers will be made after the first deadline. The applications will not be accepted after the second deadline. The applications received between the first and second deadline will be given full consideration, subject to space and funding availability.
World Languages & Literature
(M.A.)
Emphases in Spanish
Director:
Fred DeRafols
  • Assistantships: Feb 15
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1

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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificate & DirectorProgram-specific admission requirements and recommended materialsCredits Application Deadlines
Addiction Treatment
Director:
Meri Shadley
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Resume
  • 18
  • Rolling
Adult Gerontology Acute Care
(NP, AG)
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs:
Stephanie DeBoor
  • Overall GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
  • Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
  • 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
  • Letter of intent
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 30
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Athletics/Sports Administration
Director:
Carey Groth
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
Clinical Nurse Leader
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs:
Stephanie DeBoor
  • Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
  • Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
  • 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
  • Letter of intent
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 15
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Cybersecurity
Director:
Shamik Sengupta
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • TBA
  • TBA
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Director:
Jennifer Mortensen
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • 29
  • Dec 15
Ethics, Law Politics
Director:
Chris Williams
  • Letter of intent
  • Writing sample
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • 12
  • TBA
Family Nurse Practitioner
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs:
Stephanie DeBoor
  • Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
  • Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada
  • 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
  • Letter of intent
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 30
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Gender Race & Identity
Director:
Greta de Jong
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • M.S. GPA 2.75
  • Ph.D. GPA 3.0
  • TBA
  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Gifted and Talented Education
Director:
Robert Ives
  • An earned Bachelor's degree
  • A current Nevada teaching license in elementary or secondary education
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • The Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education application
  • All transcripts from previous college work (unless already on file at UNR)
  • A signed Professional Dispositions statement
  • Two letters of recommendation that support the candidate's ability to be successful
    working with students in a learning setting
  • TBA
  • Spring only: April 15
International Water Resources
Director:
Alexandria Lutz
  • An earned Bachelor's degree
  • 12
  • TBA
Nuclear Packaging
Director:
Miles Greiner
  • BS  in mechanical, materials, nuclear or a closely-related engineering field, or a baccalaureate degree and background in project management related to packaging of nuclear and other radioactive materials.
  • 9
  • Rolling
Nursing Education
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs:
Stephanie DeBoor
  • Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
  • Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada, 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
  • Letter of intent
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 15
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs:
Stephanie DeBoor
  • Overall GPA 3.0 or better
  • Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
  • Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligible for licensure in Nevada, 3Ps (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical/Health Assessment). The 3Ps will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and/or the specialty Track Leader. Students may have to repeat any or all of the 3Ps pending review.
  • Letter of intent
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 30
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct 1
Renewable Energy
Director:
Jill Wallace
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, business management, liberal arts or a related field
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • TBA
  • Fall: Aug 18
  • Spring: Jan 12
Social Justice
Director:
Clayton People
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1
Study of History
Director:
Jenni Baryol
  • A Bachelor's degree in a humanities or social science; a bachelor's degree in Education; or Teaching Credential
  • Students pursuing the graduate certificate of Studies in History must satisfy all of the graduate school requirements for admission as a Graduate Special
  • Letter of intent
  • Read the History department bulletin
  • 12
  • Rolling
TESOL
Director:
Rod Case
  • TBA
  • 15
  • Fall: Mar 1
  • Spring: Nov 1