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  • Accountancy (M.Acc.)

    Program director: Sonja Pippinsonjap@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 & April 15 (Fall) | October 1 & November 15 (Spring)
    Program info: MAcc handbook | MAcc website | Accounting faculty | Accounting department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT (not required if undergrad Accounting degree is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.3 or higher GPA)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Accountancy (M.Acc., Online)

    Program director: Sonja Pippinsonjap@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 27 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) | April 6 (Summer)
    Program info: Online MAcc website | Accounting department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Two letters of recommendation

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  • Addiction Treatment (Graduate Certificate)

    Program director: Terra Hamblin | thamblin@casat.org 
    Application deadlines: Rolling; For Fall 2021, apply by August 1
    Credits: 18
    Program info: Addiction Treatment website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Undergraduate degree in a Social Science
    2. Resume

    Apply Now

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Graduate Certificate)

    Associate Dean for graduate programs: Stephanie DeBoordeboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 30
    Program info: Adult Gerontology Acute Care website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Overall GPA 3.0 or better
    2. Must have graduated from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited MSN program
    3. Possess an unencumbered RN License and/or eligibility for licensure in Nevada
    4. 3 Ps (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.
    5. Letter of intent
    6. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    7. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Animal & Rangeland Science (M.S.)

    Program director: Robert Washington-Allen | rwashingtonallen@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program info: A&R handbook | A&R M.S. website | A&R faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Admission GPA of 2.75
    2. Must have an advisor prior to admission

    Apply Now

  • Animal & Rangeland Science (Ph.D.)

    Program director:  Robert Washington-Allen | rwashingtonallen@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program info:  A&R handbook | A&R Ph.D. website | A&R faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Admission GPA of 3.0
    2. Must have an advisor prior to admission

    Apply Now

  • Anthropology (M.A.)

    Program director: Marin Pilloud | mpilloud@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15
    Program info: Anthro handbook | Anthro website | Anthro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Scholarly writing sample
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. Graduate assistantship application (if interested)

    Apply Now

  • Anthropology (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Marin Pilloud | mpilloud@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15
    Program info: Anthro handbook | Anthro website | Anthro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Scholarly writing sample
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. Graduate assistantship application (if interested)

    Apply Now

  • Art: Visual Arts (MFA)

    Program director: Miya Hannanmiyah@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 15 
    Program info:  MFA handbook | MFA Website | MFA faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Three letters of recommendation
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Art portfolio

    Apply Now

  • Art: Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA, Low-residency)

    Program director: Kara Smith | karasmith@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: To be announced
    Program info: Interdisciplinary Arts, MFA websiteInterdisciplinary arts, MFA catalog listing

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Portfolio and inventory list
    2. Artist's statement
    3. CV
    4. Two letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Atmospheric Science (M.S.)

    Program director: Xiaoliang Wang | xiaoliang.wang@dri.edu
    Application deadlines: January 7 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program info:  Atmos handbook | Atmos website | Atmos faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Recommended, but not required)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Atmospheric Science (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Xiaoliang Wang | xiaoliang.wang@dri.edu
    Application deadlines: January 7 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program info:  Atmos handbook | Atmos website | Atmos faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Recommended, but not required.)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Basque Studies (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Mariann Vaczimvaczi@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | April 15 (Fall)
    Program Info:  Basque Studies website | Basque Studies faculty

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Biochemistry (M.S.)

    Program Director: Monika Gulia-Nussmgulianuss@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | June 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Biochem handbook | Biochem website | Biochem faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Three Letters of Recommendation
    3. GPA 2.75

    Apply Now

  • Biochemistry (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Monika Gulia-Nuss | mgulianuss@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | June 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Biochem handbook | Biochem website | Biochem faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Three Letters of Recommendation
    3. GPA 3.0

    Apply Now

  • Biology (M.S.)

    Program Director: Steve VanderWall | sv@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program Info:  M.S. in Biology website | Biology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Recommended, but not required)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Scholarly writing sample

    Apply Now

  • Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)

    Program Director: Bahram Parvinbparvin@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program Info: BME handbook | BME website | BME faculty

    This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

    Admission requirements:

    1. GRE highly recommended
    2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    3. Official transcripts and GRE scores are required for department review
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Statement of purpose

    Apply Now

  • Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Bahram Parvinbparvin@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: November 1 (Spring) | February 1 (Fall)
    Program Info: BME handbook | BME website | BME faculty

    Admission requirements:

    1. GRE highly recommended
    2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    3. Official transcripts and GRE scores are required for department review
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Statement of purpose

    Apply Now

  • Biotechnology (M.S.)

    Program Director: Karla Hernandez | karlah@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: April 1 and June 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 and Nov 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Biotech catalog page | Biotech faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; preferred minimum of 3.0 in the sciences (the last two years are strongly weighted)
    2. Minimum 75 semester units towards a biological science degree
    3. Two semesters of documented research or internship experience
    4. Completion of specific coursework with a “C” or better
      One-year subplan: Must have completed undergraduate research in their chosen lab and provide contact information for the principal investigator.
      Two-year subplan: Resume and a statement of purpose

    Recommended materials:

    1. Senior thesis

    Apply Now

  • Business Administration (Graduate Minor)

    Program Director: Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu 
    Program Info: Business Administration

    This Graduate Minor program is for non-Business Administration graduate students who want a background in general business to complement their own graduate discipline.

    1. Requires 9-12 credits
    2. Business Administration Graduate Minor Information
    3. Major/minor requirement checklist

    Apply Now

  • Business Administration (MBA)

    Program Director: Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu 
    Application Deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | October 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: MBA handbook | MBA website | MBA facultyBusiness Administration

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Waived for Fall 2024 applicants; Waivers are always available to those who have completed advanced degrees, certain professional degrees or select active licenses.)
    2. GPA 3.0
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Statement of purpose
    5. Two letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Business Administration (Executive Online MBA)

    Program Director: Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu
    Application Deadline: June 1 (Fall)
    Program Info: EMBA handbook | EMBA website | EMBA faculty | Business Administration

    Additional program-specific admission requirements

    1. GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Waived for Spring 2024 applicants)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Two letters of recommendation

    Request information

  • Business Administration: Finance (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Joseph Halford | jhalford@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Feb 28 (Fall)
    Program Info: Business Admin (Finance) Ph.D. website | Business Admin HandbookBusiness Admin faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions
    2. GRE or GMAT scores
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. Personal statement

    Apply Now

  • Business Administration: Information Systems (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Arash Barfar, PhD | abarfar@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall - Priority) | April 15 (*Fall - Final)
    *Applications are not being accepted for the Fall 2025 semester. Fall 2026 applications will open in August 2025.
    Program info: Business Admin (Information Systems) faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions
    2. Resume or CV
    3. Two letters of recommendation (Three preferred)
    4. Statement of Purpose (Letter of Intent)
    5. Published and/or working research papers (Recommended)
    6. GRE/GMAT scores (Recommended but not required)
    7. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed

    Apply Now

  • Business Administration: Management (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Jim Sundali | jsundali@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
    Program Info:  Business Admin (Management) website | Business Admin HandbookBusiness Admin faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE/GMAT scores
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Resume or CV
    4. Writing sample (recommended)

    Apply Now

  • Business Analytics (M.S., Online)

    Program Director: Mala Kaulmkaul@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 27 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) Extended to Jan 1 | April 6 (Summer)
    Program Info: Business AnalyticsIS department | IS faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 in the last two years of study 
    2. A one-page personal statement describing career goals
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. Curriculum Vitae or resume
    5. Prerequisite courses: an undergraduate course in Statistics and an undergraduate course in Introduction to Information Systems

    Apply Now

  • Cell & Molecular Biology (M.S.)

    Program Director: Subhash Vermascverma@medicine.nevada.edu
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | June 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: CMB handbookCMB website | CMB faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Cell & Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Subhash Vermascverma@medicine.nevada.edu
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | June 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: CMB handbookCMB website | CMB faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Robert Renden | rendenr@med.unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | June 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: CMPP handbookCMPP website | CMPP faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Chemical Engineering (M.S.)

    Program director: Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh | maryamr@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: For Assistantship consideration March 15 (Fall) | September 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CME handbook | CME website | CME faculty

    This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Minimum GPA 3.0
    2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh | maryamr@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: For Assistantship consideration March 15 (Fall) | September 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CME handbook | CME website | CME faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Waived for applicants with a graduate degree)
    2. Minimum GPA 3.0
    3. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    4. Statement of purpose
    5. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Chemical Physics (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Sergey Varganov | svarganov@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1
    Program info: Chem. Physics handbook | Chem. Physics website | Chem. Physics faculty

    This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

    1. GRE recommended but not required

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  • Chemistry (M.S.)

    Program director: Matthew Tucker | matthewtucker@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1
    Program info: Chemistry handbook | Chemistry website | Chemistry faculty

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

    1. GRE recommended but not required

    Apply Now

  • Chemistry (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Matthew Tucker |matthewtucker@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1
    Program info: Chemistry handbook | Chemistry website | Chemistry faculty

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

    1. GRE recommended but not required

    Apply Now

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (M.S.)

    Program Director: Gokhan Pekcan | pekcan@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CEE handbook | CEE website | CEE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements

    1. GRE (recommended but not required)
    2. GPA 3.0
    3. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    4. Statement of purpose
    5. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Program Director: Gokhan Pekcan | pekcan@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CEE handbook | CEE website | CEE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (recommended but not required)
    2. GPA 3.25
    3. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    4. Statement of purpose
    5. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Clinical Nurse Leader (Advanced Graduate Certificate)

    Associate Dean for graduate programs: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 15
    Program info: Clinical Nurse Leader website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Must have graduated from a CCNE or NLN accredited MSN program
    2. Possess an unencumbered RN License and eligible for licensure in Nevada
    3. Letter of intent
    4. Curriculum Vitae/resume
    5. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Communication Studies (M.A.)

    Program director: Benjamin Krueger| benjaminkrueger@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 15 (Fall)
    Program info: Comm Studies handbook | Comm Studies website | Comm Studies faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Letter of application/statement of purpose
    2. Contact information for three references (references may be contacted for additional information)

    Apply Now

  • Computer Science & Engineering (M.S.)

    Program director: David Feil-Seifer | grad_admissions@cse.unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall) | Aug 15 (Spring)
    Program info: CSE handbook | CSE website | CSE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE - Recommended, but not required
    2. GPA 3.0
    3. TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo (TOEFL>80, IELTS>6.5, or Duolingo>105 recommended)
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Two letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Computer Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Program director: David Feil-Seifer | grad_admissions@cse.unr.edu
    Application deadlines:Jan 15 (Fall) | Aug 15 (Spring)
    Program info: CSE handbook | CSE website | CSE faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE - Recommended, but not required
    2. GPA 3.25 (if applicant has no M.S.)/GPA 3.0 (if applicant has M.S.)
    3. TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo (TOEFL>80, IELTS>6.5, or Duolingo>105 recommended)
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Construction Management (Graduate Certificate)

    Program director: Keri Ryan | klryan@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
    Credits: 12

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. An earned baccalaureate degree in engineering or a closely-related STEM field.
    2. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree from non-STEM fields will be considered if they have a background in project management or have related experience. 
    3. A statement of purpose (up to 1-page) should be submitted for applicants from non-STEM fields to highlight their background and career goals.

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  • Creative Writing (MFA, Low-residency)

    Program director: June Sylvester Saraceno | jsylvestersaraceno@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Priority Fall) May 1 (Final Fall) | Sept. 1 (Priortiy Spring) Nov. 1 (Final Spring)
    Program info: Creative writing, low residency websiteCreative Writing, low residency catalog listing

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Manuscript in Chosen Genre. Manuscript guidelines are as follows:
      • Poetry: 10 pages of poetry
      • Fiction: 20-25 pages of fiction
      • Nonfiction: 20-25 pages of nonfiction
      • Writing for Children and Young Adults (WCYA). Any combination of:
        • Picture books: 2-3 full manuscripts
        • Middle-grade fiction or nonfiction: up to 25 pages
        • Young adult fiction or nonfiction: up to 25 pages
      • Note: All manuscripts must be typed and double spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font
    2. Two personal essays
      • In two to three pages, the essay should discuss your creative writing background, including writers in your chosen genre who influenced your own work. Do not include the work of MFA faculty members at the University of Nevada, Reno in your discussion. (You may discuss this in question number two, if applicable.
      • In two to three pages, discuss how the low-residency model and the program at the University of Nevada, Reno, Lake Tahoe campus would be suited to your writing goals.
    3. Two confidential letters of recommendation
      • Letters of recommendation should come from a college-level instructor who can speak to your academic competencies. Letters may not be from a neighbor, friend, or relative.

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  • Criminal Justice (Graduate Certificate)

    Program Director: Weston Morrow | wmorrow@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 15 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring)
    Credits: 18
    Program info: Criminal Justice catalog listing

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.0

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  • Criminal Justice (M.A.)

    Program Director: Weston Morrow | wmorrow@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: June 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
    Program info: CRJ handbook | CRJ website | CRJ faculty

    This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Supplemental admissions questionnaire
    3. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Cybersecurity (Graduate Certificate)

    Program Contact: Shamik Sengupta | ssengupta@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 31 (Fall) | Dec 10 (Spring)
    Credits: 12
    Program info: Cybersecurity website | Cybersecurity faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution
    2. Transcripts (separate from the official transcripts required by the Graduate School)
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Statement of purpose is recommended

    Apply Now

  • Cybersecurity (M.S., Online)

    Program Contact: Shamik Sengupta | ssengupta@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 27 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) | April 6 (Summer)
    Program info: Cybersecurity website | Cybersecurity handbook | Cybersecurity faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements

    1. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution.
    2. Applicants having a minimum GPA of 2.75 and computer science minor equivalency or better will be directly admitted into the core program.
    3. Applicants not having the minimum computer science minor equivalency or with GPA below 2.75 will be considered for admission into the bridge program (two bridge courses) before taking the core courses.
      • Bridge program candidates must successfully complete two bridge courses (6 units) before starting core classes (30 units).
    4. All applicants must also submit:
          • One page personal statement describing career goals
          • Two letters of recommendation
          • Resume/CV

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  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology (M.S.)

    Program director: Marjorie Matocqmmatocq@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: EECB handbook | EECB website | EECB faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    2. TOEFL score over 600 for international students
    3. Course work in physical sciences (6 credits)
    4. University mathematics including calculus (6 credits)
    5. Organic chemistry or biochemistry (6 credits)
    6. Biology course work (24 credits, including genetics, evolution, and ecology), or equivalent evidence of ability to succeed in a graduate program in ecology, evolution and conservation biology

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  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology (Ph.D.)

    Program director: Marjorie Matocqmmatocq@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: EECB handbook | EECB website | EECB faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    2. For international students, a TOEFL score of 600 or greater
    3. Coursework in physical sciences, mathematics, and biochemistry; exact coursework to be determined by each EECB advisor, in consultation with our admissions committee.
    4. Biology coursework (24 credits, including genetics, evolution, and ecology), or equivalent evidence of ability to succeed in a doctoral program in ecology, evolution and conservation biology

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  • Economics (M.S.)

    Program director: Sankar Mukhopadhyay | sankarm@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Econ handbook | Econ MS | Econ faculty | Econ department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Writing sample

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    1. Economics (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Sankar Mukhopadhyay | sankarm@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Econ handbook | Econ Ph.D. | Econ faculty | Econ department

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE or GMAT
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Two letters of recommendation

      Program admission recommendations:

      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Writing sample
      3. Additional letter of recommendation

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    2. Education: Counseling (M.A.)

      Program director: Tricia Woodliff | twoodliff@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall)
      Program info: Counseling handbook | Counseling website | Counseling faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Statement of Purpose
      3. Three letters of recommendation

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    3. Education: Counseling and Education Supervision (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Kristina DePue | kdepue@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall)  - extended to Jan 15
      Program info: CES handbook | CES website | CES faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
      2. Master's degree in counseling ed. from a CACREP-accredited institution
      3. Resume or curriculum vitae
      4. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      5. Three letters of recommendation
      6. One sample of scholarly writing
      7. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

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    4. Education: Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Jennifer Mahon | jmahon@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: July 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: C&I handbook | C&I website | C&I faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or curriculum vitae
      3. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

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    5. Education: Early Childhood Education Teacher (Licensure)

      Program Contact: Jennifer Mortensen | mortensen@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: May 15 (Fall)
      Credits: 29 (21 if practical experience is applicable)
      Program info: Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Science (or related field)
      2. Undergraduate pre-requisites: EDES 300, EDU 205, EDU 207, HDFS 201, HDFS 250, HDFS 431b, HDFS 435
      3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. Candidate Professional Behaviors and Dispositions Form
      2. Resume
      3. Personal essay
      4. At least one letter of recommendation
      5. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Reading (score > 155), Writing (score > 161), and Mathematics (score > 149) score sheet (or California Basic Educational Skills score sheet).

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    6. Education: Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

      Program director: Jafeth Sanchez | jesanchez@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Nov 15 (Spring)
      Program info: EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Letter of intent/Statement of purpose
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Sample of written work
      4. Signed College of Education dispositions form must be submitted for the application to be considered complete

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. Curriculum Vitae/resume

      Apply now

    7. Education: Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

      Program director: Lynda Wiest | wiest@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Nov 15 (Spring)
      Program info: EL handbook coming soon | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      2. One sample of scholarly writing
      3. Resume or curriculum vitae
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form
      6. Recommended | Have at least three years of relevant professional field experience by the time you finish your degree. This may be three years of work experience related to the area of emphasis prior to admission, three years of related work experience while in the doctoral program, or some combination thereof.

      Apply now

    8. Education: Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Jafeth Sanchez | jesanchez@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Nov 15 (Spring)
      Program info: EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      2. One sample of scholarly writing

      Apply now

    9. Education: Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

      Program director: Teruni Lamberg | terunil@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: El. Ed. handbook | M.Ed. Elementary Education website | M.Ed. Elementary Education faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. EE Questionnaire
      2. Pre-req coursework form
      3. Resume or CV 
      4. Two letters of recommendation
      5. Behavioral paper
      6. Essay

      Apply now

    10. Education: Elementary Education (M.S.)

      Program director: Teruni Lamberg | terunil@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: May 16 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: M.S. El. Ed. handbook | M.S. Elementary Education website | M.S. Elementary Education faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. EE Questionnaire
      2. Pre-req coursework form
      3. Resume or CV
      4. Two letters of recommendation
      5. Behavioral paper
      6. Essay

      Apply now

    11. Education: Equity & Diversity in Education (M.S., Online option available)

      Program Director: Eleni Oikonomidoy | eleni@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: March 15 (Priority Fall) Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
      Program Info: E&D MS handbook | E&D MS website | E&D faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Program application
      2. GPA 2.75 or higher
      3. Statement of professional goals
      4. Resume or CV
      5. Two letters of recommendation

      Apply now

    12. Education: Higher Education Administration (M.A.)

      Program director: Jafeth Sanchez | jesanchez@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Nov 15 (Spring)
      Program info: EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of intent
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Written sample of academic work (i.e. typed essay of 1,000 words)
      4. Signed College of Education dispositions form

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. Curriculum vitae/resume

      Apply now

    13. Education: Human Development and Family Science (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Lydia DeFlorio | ldeflorio@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall)
      Program info: HDFS handbook | HDFS website | HDFS faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or curriculum vitae
      3. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

      Apply now

    14. Education: Human Development and Family Science (M.S.)

      Program Director: Lydia DeFlorio | ldeflorio@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program Info: HDFS handbook | HDFS website | HDFS faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Resume or CV
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Department application

      Apply Now

    15. Education: Equity, Diversity and Language Education (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Lynda Wiest | wiest@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: EDLE handbook | EDLE website | EDLE faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or curriculum vitae
      3. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

      Apply now

    16. Education: Information Tech in Education (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Leping Liu | liu@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: ITE handbook | ITE website | ITE faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or curriculum vitae with two years of relevant experience
      3. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

      Apply Now

    17. Education: Instructional Technology and Learning Design (M.S., Online)

      Program director: Leping Liu | liu@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Instructional Technology & Learning Design (ITLD) Online Master of Science

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Resume or curriculum vitae
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    18. Education: Instructional Design and Technology (Graduate Certificate, Online)

      Program director: Leping Liu | liu@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Aug. 16 (Fall) | Jan. 12 (Spring)
      Program info: Instructional Design and Technology Graduate Certificate

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of personal goals related to Instructional Design and Technology

      Apply Now

    19. Education: Literacy Studies (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Julie Pennington | juliep@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: LS handbook | LS website | LS faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or CV with three years of teaching experience
      3. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

      Apply now

    20. Education: Reading Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed., Online option available)

      Program director: Julie Pennington | juliep@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: RCI handbook | Reading Curriculum and Instruction website | Education faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. Letter of intent/Statement of purpose
      2.  Two letters of recommendation
      3.  Sample of written work
      4.  Resume/CV
      5. Signed College of Education dispositions form must be submitted for the application to be considered complete.

      Apply Now

    21. Education: Reading Specialist Endorsement (Graduate Certificate)

      Program director: Julie Pennington | juliep@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: College of Education | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Education Disposition Statement
      2. Two letters of recommendation
      3. Resume/CV
      4. A one-page statement of purpose addressing the following question: How will the Reading Specialist Certificate enhance your ability to support the literacy development of K-12 students

      To align with state requirements for Reading Specialist Endorsement, our Certificate Program also requires:

      1. A master’s degree completed, or in process
      2. Three years of verified teaching experience in state-approved schools
      3. A valid elementary or secondary teaching license

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    22. Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Teruni Lamberg | terunil@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: STEM handbook | STEM website | STEM faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or CV with three years of teaching experience
      3. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

      Apply Now

    23. Education: Secondary Education (Licensure)

      Program contact: Jess Gallo | jgallo@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Credits: 28-31
      Program info: Secondary Education Licensure website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Earned bachelor’s degree with and overall GPA of 2.75 or better
      2. Signed disposition sheet (NCATE set of beliefs in place in the College of Education)
      3. An essay of three to five pages
      4. Resume or curriculum vitae
      5. Two letters of recommendation
      6. The candidates needs to meet pre-professional Praxis I testing requirements.

      Apply Now

    24. Education: Secondary Education (M.Ed.)

      Program director: Jess Gallo | jgallo@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Secondary Education handbook | Secondary Education website | Education faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. NCATE Disposition Acknowledgement
      3. Essay
      4. Two letters of recommendation
      5. Prerequisite coursework form
      6. Meet pre-professional skills requirement in one of these ways (State of Nevada): Pass all three parts of (Praxis) Core Academic Skills for Education, CBEST, or hold a master’s degree from accredited institution which required the GRE

      Apply Now

    25. Education: Special Education (M.Ed., Online option available)

      Program director: Shanon Taylor | shanon@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Special Education handbook | Special Education M.Ed. website | Education faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Passing scores Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators in Reading, Writing, and Math or CBEST. If you provide evidence of a Nevada Teaching License without a provision for the basic skills test or have a master's degree in another area, you are exempt from this requirement.
      2. Statement of professional goals
      3. 1-2 page resume
      4. Two professional letters of recommendation

      Available subplans (select subplans have online options):

      1. Adv. Studies Learning/Behavioral Disorders
      2. Autism & Related Disorders
      3. Early Childhood Special Education
      4. Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education (online option available)
      5. Intellectual Disabilities (online option available)
      6. Generalist (online option available)

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    26. Education: Special Education and Disability Studies (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Shanon Taylor | shanon@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: SEDS handbook | SEDS website | SEDS faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
      2. Resume or CV (three years teaching special education recommended)
      3. Essay of intent that includes qualifications for completing and reason for pursuing the degree
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. One sample of scholarly writing
      6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

      Apply Now

    27. Teaching English as a Second Language (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Rod Case | rcase@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Rolling
      Program info: TESOL website
      Credits: 15

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4-point scale
      2. Letters of recommendation from one professional qualified to judge your aptitude for teaching
      3. A statement of your personal goals related to TESOL
      4. Transcripts of previous college work
      5. Students already admitted to a graduate program at the University must also submit approval for admission to the GC-TESOL from the Chair of their Advisory/Examining Committee in lieu of the letter of recommendation.
      6. Candidates who graduated from a non-US university and whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 or 79 on the Internet Based TOEFL
      7. International students must have a J-1 visa or be concurrently enrolled in another graduate degree program in order to participate in the GC-TESOL

      Apply Now

    28. Electrical Engineering (M.S)

      Program director: Yantao Shen | ytshen@unr.edu
      Application deadlines:
      Fall enrollment: Feb. 1 (International applicants),May 1 (U.S. applicants)
      Spring enrollment: Aug. 15 (International applicants), Nov. 15 (U.S. applicants)
      Program info: EE handbook | EE website | EE faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
      2. GPA of 3.00 or higher
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    29. Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Yantao Shen | ytshen@unr.edu
      Application deadlines:
      Fall enrollment: Feb. 1 (International applicants), May 1 (U.S. applicants)
      Spring enrollment: Aug. 15 (International applicants), Nov. 15 (U.S. applicants)
      Program info: EE handbook | EE website | EE faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
      2. GPA of at least 3.0 (with a masters) or 3.5 (with a bachelors only)
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    30. Engineering Education (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Adam Kirn | akirn@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Fall: primary Feb 15 | secondary May 15
      Spring: primary Oct 15 | Nov 15
      Program info: Eng. Ed catalog listing | Eng. website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
      2. GPA of 2.75 for four years of undergraduate work or 3.0 for last two years of undergrad
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Diversity statement
      5. Three letters of recommendation from former professors indicating the student’s capability for advanced course work and research

      Apply Now

    31. English: Creative Writing (MFA)

      Program Director: Christopher Coake | cjcoake@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall)
      Program Info: English handbook | English website | English faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Minimum GPA of 3.0
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Two writing samples
      4. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    32. English (M.A.)

      Program Director: James Mardock | jmardock@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: December 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program Info: English handbook | English website | English faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Minimum GPA of 3.0
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Writing sample
      4. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    33. English (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: James Mardock | jmardock@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: December 15 (Fall)
      Program Info: English handbook | English website | English faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Minimum GPA of 3.5
      2. Statement of Purpose
      3. Writing sample
      4. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    34. Environmental Sciences (M.S.)

      Program Director: Wei Yang | weiyang@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program Info: ES handbook | ES website | ES faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE >297 or Biology Subject test (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees)
      2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
      3. TOEFL > 100iBT for international students
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. Letter of intent
      6. Documentation from ES faculty who agrees to be a research adviser

      Apply Now

    35. Environmental Sciences (Ph.D)

      Program Director: Wei Yang | weiyang@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program Info: ES handbook | ES website | ES faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE >297 or Biology Subject test (waivers available to those with completed advanced degrees)
      2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
      3. TOEFL > 100iBT for international students
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. Letter of intent
      6. Documentation from ES faculty who agrees to be a research adviser

      Apply Now

    36. Ethics, Law and Politics (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: David Rondel | drondel@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Rolling; For this coming Fall, apply by August 1
      Credits: 12
      Program info: Ethics, Law and Politics website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Letter of intent
      2. Transcripts (separate from the official transcripts required by the Graduate School)
      3. Writing sample
      4. Two letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    37. Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Graduate Certificate)

      Associate Dean for graduate programs: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Credits: 17-33
      Program info: Family Nurse Practitioner website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Must have graduated from a CCNE or NLN accredited MSN program
      2. Possess an unencumbered RN license and be eligible for licensure in Nevada
      3. Letter of intent
      4. Curriculum Vitae/resume
      5. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    38. Finance (M.S.)

      Program Director: Hongchao Zeng | hzeng@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | October 15 (Spring)
      Program Info: Finance handbook | Finance MS | Finance faculty | Finance department

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of Purpose
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. GRE or GMAT scores highly recommended

      Apply Now

    39. Gender, Race & Identity (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Director: Deborah Boehmdboehm@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: May 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Credits: 12
      Program info: Gender, Race and Identity Certificate website | GRI faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    40. Gender, Race & Identity (M.A.)

      Program Director: Deborah Boehmdboehm@unr.edu
      Application Deadline: Feb 1 (Fall)
      Program Info: GRI website | GRI faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Resume or CV

      Apply Now

    41. Geology (M.S.)

      Program Director: Joel Scheingross | jscheingross@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
      Program Info: Geology handbook | Geology website | Geology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation
      2. Personal statement

      Apply Now

    42. Geology (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Joel Scheingross | jscheingross@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
      Program Info: Geology handbook | Geology website | Geology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation
      2. Personal statement

      Apply Now

    43. Geological Engineering (M.S)

      Program Director: Joel Scheingross | jscheingross@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15
      Program Info: Geology handbook | Geological Engineering website | Geological Engineering faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation
      2. Personal statement

      Apply Now

    44. Geography (M.S.)

      Program Director: Jessie Clark | jessieclark@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall)
      Program Info: Geography handbook | Geography website | Geography faculty

      Optional program-specific admission items:

      1. GRE or GMAT

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    45. Geography (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Jessie Clark | jessieclark@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall)
      Program Info: Geography handbook | Geography website | Geography faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Master's degree in Geography or related field

      Optional program-specific admission items:

      1. GRE or GMAT

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    46. Geophysics (M.S.)

      Program Director: Joel Scheingross | jscheingross@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15
      Program Info: Geology handbook | Geophysics website | Geophysics faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation
      2. Personal statement

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    47. Geophysics (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Joel Scheingross | jscheingross@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Jan 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15
      Program Info: Geology handbook | Geophysics website | Geophysics faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation
      2. Personal statement

      Apply Now

    48. Health Analytics & Biostatistics (M.S.)

      Director: Minggen Lu | minggenl@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review June 1 (Fall)
      Program Info: HAB handbookHAB website | HAB faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Optional, not required)
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Writing sample (admission essay)
      5. Three letters of recommendation
      6. For international applicants, an English language exam is required.
      7. SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)
      8. Full-time or Part-time

      Apply Now

    49. Study of History (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Eric Nystrom | enystrom@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Rolling
      Credits: 12
      Program info: Study of History website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. A Bachelor's degree in a humanities or social science; a bachelor's degree in Education; or Teaching Credential
      2. Students pursuing the graduate certificate of Studies in History must satisfy all of the graduate school requirements for admission as a Graduate Special
      3. Letter of intent
      4. Read the History department bulletin

      Apply Now

    50. History (M.A.)

      Program Director: Ned Schoolman | eschoolman@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
      Deadline for fellowship candidates: April 1
      Program Info: History M.A. handbook | History website | History faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE (Recommended but not required)
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Two letters of recommendation
      4. Writing sample, 15-20 pages. Please include information about the context of the sample and, if truncated, an explanation of the larger text.

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    51. History (M.A.T.H.)

      Program Director: Eric Nystrom | enystrom@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
      Deadline for fellowship candidates: April 1
      Program Info: History M.A. handbook | History website | History faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE (Recommended but not required)
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Two letters of recommendation

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    52. History (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Ned Schoolman | eschoolman@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Feb. 1 (Fall)
      Program Info: History handbook | History Ph.D. website | History faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Writing sample
      4. Writing sample, 15-20 pages. Please include information about the context of the sample and, if truncated, an explanation of the larger text.

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    53. Hydrogeology (M.S.)

      Program director: Alexandra Lutz | alexandra.lutz@dri.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | July 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Hydro handbook | Hydro website | Hydro faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GPA > 3.0
      2. Letter of intent
      3. Three letters of recommendation
      4. Department application

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    54. Hydrogeology (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Alexandra Lutz | alexandra.lutz@dri.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | July 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Hydro handbook | Hydro website | Hydro faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GPA > 3.0
      2. Letter of intent
      3. Three letters of recommendation
      4. Department application

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    55. Hydrology (M.S.)

      Program director: Alexandra Lutz | alexandra.lutz@dri.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | July 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Hydro handbook | Hydro website | Hydro faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GPA > 3.0
      2. Letter of intent
      3. Three letters of recommendation
      4. Department application

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    56. Hydrology (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Alexandra Lutz | alexandra.lutz@dri.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | July 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Hydro handbook | Hydro website | Hydro faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GPA > 3.0
      2. Letter of intent
      3. Three letters of recommendation
      4. Department application

      Apply Now

    57. Information Systems (M.S.)

      Program director: Dana Edberg | dte@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: May 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: IS handbook | IS website | IS faculty | IS department

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. Overall undergraduate GPA minimum of 2.75
      2. A one-page personal statement describing career goals
      3. Two letters of recommendation
      4. Curriculum Vitae or resume
      5. Prerequisite courses: an undergraduate course in Statistics, an undergraduate course in Project Management, and an undergraduate course in Introduction to Information Systems
      6. Minimum score of 550 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS for international students

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    58. Journalism (M.A.)

      Program director: Patrick Filepfile@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb. 1 and March 15 (Fall - applications for Fall will continue to be accepted after March 15 until the program is full)
      Program info: Journalism handbook | Journalism website | Journalism faculty

      Apply Now

    59. Judicial Studies (M.J.S.)

      Program contact: Heather Lara | hclara@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: July 15 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring)
      Program info: JS handbook | JS M.J.S. website | JS faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. None listed

      Apply Now

    60. Judicial Studies (Ph.D.)

      Program contact:Heather Lara|hclara@unr.edu
      Application deadlines:July 15 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring)
      Program info: JS handbook | JS website Ph.D. | JS faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. For sitting judges only
      2. Three letters of reference
      3. Copies of written opinions and/or articles
      4. Minimum master's degree GPA of 3.0
      5. Judicial Studies program application

      Apply Now

    61. Justice Management (MJM, Online)

      Program director: Shawn Marsh | shawnm@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: July 1 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring)
      Program info: MJM handbook | MJM website | MJM faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Questionnaire/Statement of purpose
      2. Two letters of recommendation

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. One additional letter of recommendation

      Apply Now

    62. Kinesiology (M.S.)

      Program director: Nicholas Murray | nicholasmurray@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 1 and June 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Kinesiology handbookM.S. in Kinesiology website | Kinesiology faculty

      Additional program-specific requirements:

      1. Transcripts of your undergraduate degree
      2. GRE scores (recommended)
      3. TOEFL exam score if English is your second language
      4. A curriculum vitae
      5. A statement of purpose that includes: Why you wish you attend the program, what skillsets you can bring to the program, clearly indicating which faculty member you would prefer to work with and why
      6. A minimum of two letters of recommendation (three is preferred)

      Apply Now

    63. Material Science and Engineering (M.S.)

      Program Director: Dev Chidambaram | dcc@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Assistantships March 15 (Fall) | Oct 31 (Spring)
      Program info: Materials Science handbook | Materials Science website | Material Science faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Minimum GPA 3.0
      2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. GRE required (Waived for students with a completed Bachelor from the University's Materials Science and Engineering or Chemical Engineering programs)

      Apply Now

    64. Material Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Dev Chidambaram | dcc@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Assistantships March 15 (Fall) | Oct 31 (Spring)
      Program info: Materials Science handbook | Materials Science website | Material Science faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
      2. Minimum GPA 3.0
      3. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
      4. Statement of purpose
      5. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    65. Mathematics (M.S.)

      Program director: Christopher Herald | herald@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Mathematics M.S. Program Handbook | Mathematics website | Mathematics faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE (requirement waived if applying for the spring or fall 2025 admissions cycle)

      Apply Now

    66. Mathematics (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Christopher Herald | herald@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 1 & March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 & Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Mathematics Ph.D. Program Handbook | Mathematics website | Mathematics faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE (requirement waived if applying for the spring or fall 2025 admissions cycle)
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Curriculum vitae

      Apply Now

    67. Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)

      Program director: Matteo Aureli | maureli@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Jan 5 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
      Program info: ME handbook | ME website | ME faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE highly recommended

      Apply Now

    68. Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Matteo Aureli | maureli@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Jan 5 (Fall) | Sept 1 (Spring)
      Program info: ME handbook | ME website | ME faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE highly recommended

      Apply Now

    69. Medicine (M.D./Ph.D.)

      Program director: Wilfredo Torres | wtorres@med.unr.edu
      Application deadlines:Mar 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Medicine handbook | Medicine website | Medicine faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE or MCAT

      Apply Now

    70. Metallurgical Engineering (M.S.)

      Program director: Manoj Mohanty | mmohanty@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
      Program info: MetaEng handbook | MetaEng website | Mining faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE

      Apply Now

    71. Mineral Resource Engineering (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Manoj Mohanty | mmohanty@unr.edu
      Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) | Spring: Sept 15
      Program Info: Mineral Resource Engineering Ph.D. page | Mineral Resource Engineering handbook

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
    72. Mining Engineering (M.S.)

      Program director: Manoj Mohanty | mmohanty@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Mining handbook | Mining website | Mining faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. GRE

      Apply Now

    73. Music: History and Musicology (M.A.)

      Program director: Julianne Lindberg | jlindberg@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Music MA website | Music faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. None listed

      Apply Now

    74. Music Education (M.M.)

      Program director: Julianne Lindberg | jlindberg@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Music Ed MM website | Music faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. None listed

      Apply Now

    75. Music Performance (M.M.)

      Program director: Julianne Lindberg | jlindberg@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: February (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Music Performance website | Music faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. None listed

      Apply Now

    76. Musical Arts (DMA)

      Program director: Julianne Lindberg | jlindberg@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Music website | Music faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Performance/conducting audition
      2. Music theory and musicology entrance exams
      3. Completed Master of Music (MM), Master of Arts (MA), or Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

      Apply Now

    77. Natural Resources & Environmental Science (M.S.)

      Program Director: Paul Verburg | pverburg@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall - Priority) | Mar 1 (Fall - Final) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: NRES handbook | NRES website | NRES faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Graduate Faculty Member Agreement
      4. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    78. Natural Resources & Environmental Science (Ph.D.)

      ProgProgram Director: Paul Verburg | pverburg@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall - Priority) | Mar 1 (Fall - Final) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: NRES handbook | NRES website | NRES faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Graduate Faculty Member Agreement
      5. Three letters of recommendation
      6. For international students, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper version), 250 (computer version), or 100 (internet version).

      Students must have an advisor among the NRES faculty before they are accepted into the Program. Students must meet a set of coursework requirements consistent with career objectives in a relevant natural resources and environmental science field. Required undergraduate classes must be taken prior to admittance or while in their graduate program.

      Apply Now

    79. Neuroscience (M.S.)

      Program directors: Fang Jiangfangj@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Neuro handbook | Neuro website | Neuro faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Two letters of recommendation (Three letters are recommended)

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. GRE

      Apply Now

    80. Neuroscience (Ph.D.)

      Program directors: Fang Jiangfangj@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
      Program info: Neuro handbook | Neuro website | Neuro faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. Two letters of recommendation (Three letters are recommended)

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. GRE

      Apply Now

    81. Nuclear Packaging (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Miles Greiner | greiner@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Fall: Aug 16 | Spring: Jan 11
      Credits: 9
      Program info: Nuclear Packaging website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. An earned baccalaureate degree 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.

      Apply Now

    82. Nursing (MSN, Online component)

      Program director: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Nursing handbook | Nursing website | Nursing faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Complete a baccalaureate degree with an upper-division major in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing school with the following specific course work completed: statistics, growth and development (must cover lifespan), basic research, and health assessment.
      2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
      3. Associate's degree in nursing and a Bachelor's degree in another area of study and have 2 years of clinical experience
      4. Possess current unencumbered RN licensure in Nevada
      5. Have successfully completed a three-credit graduate-level applied statistics course (at UNR: EDRS 640)
      6. Have a minimum of 3 years of experience within acute care or two years of experience within critical care (AGACNP track only)
      7. Resume, letter of intent, and three letters of reference

      Apply Now

    83. Nursing (DNP from BSN, Online)

      Program director: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Nursing handbook | Nursing website | Nursing faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Complete a baccalaureate degree with an upper-division major in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing school with coursework in the following categories: statistics, growth and development (must cover lifespan), basic research, and health assessment
      2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
      3. Have completed graduate-level course work in statistics
      4. Have verification of current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the US. Students must be eligible to practice as an RN in Nevada.
      5. Current resume or CV
      6. Three letters of recommendation
      7. Statement of intent

      Apply Now

    84. Nursing (DNP from MSN, Online)

      Program director: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Nursing handbook | Nursing website | Nursing faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Hold an MS degree with a concentration in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited institution
      2. Be licensed at a level consistent with the focus of DNP study
      3. Hold national certification (or be eligible for certification) in an advanced practice role.
      4. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the graduate level
      5. Provide documentation of clinical and leadership excellence
      6. Have completed graduate-level course work (with a grade of B or better) in a pathophysiology, pharmacology, physical assessment, research & nursing theory (clinical specialization applicants)

      Apply Now

    85. Nursing Education (Advanced Graduate Certificate)

      Associate Dean for graduate programs: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall and Summer) | Oct 1 (Spring)
      Credits: 17
      Program info: Nursing Education website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Must have graduated from a CCNE or NLN accredited MSN program with a 3.0 or better
      2. Possess an unencumbered RN license and be eligible for licensure in Nevada
      3. Letter of intent
      4. Curriculum Vitae/resume
      5. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    86. Nutrition (M.S.)

      Program director: Brad Ferguson | bferguson@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Nutrition handbook | Nutrition website | Nutrition faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. A statement of purpose indicating career goals and research interests
      2. GRE (recommended, but not required)
      3. TOEFL scores (for international students)
      4. Three letters of reference

      Apply Now

    87. Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Graduate Certificate)

      Associate Dean for graduate programs: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall and Summer)
      Credits: 15
      Program info: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Successful completion of a Master’s of Science in Nursing from a CCNE or NLN academic institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better
      2. Current unrestricted/unencumbered licensure as an RN in Nevada and be eligible for licensure in Nevada
      3. Curriculum Vitae/resume
      4. Letter of intent
      5. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    88. Philosophy (M.A.)

      Program Director: Benjamin Young | benjaminyoung@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Philosophy handbook | Philosophy website | Philosophy faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Letter of Intent (sent to the Department of Philosophy, Mail Stop 0102)
      2. 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)

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. An undergraduate major or minor in Philosophy
      2. An undergraduate grade-point average of B or better both overall and in philosophy courses

      Apply Now

    89. Physics (M.S.)

      Program director: Thomas White | tgwhite@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 5 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: M.S. Physics website | Physics faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Resume/CV, Transcripts

      Apply Now

    90. Physics (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Thomas White | tgwhite@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 5 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Ph.D. Physics website | Physics faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Resume/CV, Transcripts

      Apply Now

    91. Political Science (M.A.)

      Program director: Jeremy Gelman | jgelman@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Jan 15
      Program info: Political Science handbook | Political Science MA website | Political Science faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    92. Political Science (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Jeremy Gelman | jgelman@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Jan 15 
      Program info: Political Science handbook | Political Science Ph.D. website | Political Science faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    93. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Graduate Certificate)

      Associate Dean for graduate programs: Stephanie DeBoor | deboors2@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall)
      Credits: 23-38
      Program info: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Must have graduated from a CCNE or NLN accredited BSN program with a GPA of 3.0 or better
      2. APRN Track only: Must have graduated from an accredited MSN program and hold national certification and licensure as an APRN
      3. Possess an unencumbered RN License and be eligible for licensure in Nevada
      4. Letter of intent
      5. Curriculum Vitae/resume
      6. Three letters of recommendation
      7. An interview may be required

      Apply Now

    94. Psychology: Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

      Program director: Ramona Houmanfar | ramonah@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Behavior Analysis M.A. handbook | Psychology M.A. website | Psychology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Personal statement
      4. Students meet the pre-requisite course requirements for applicants (see "Entrance Requirements/ Undergraduate Pre-requisites Course Requirements" on the program webpage).
      5. 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).

      Apply Now

    95. Behavior Analysis, (M.S., Online)

      The master’s program is fully accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and its curriculum is pre-approved by ABAI as meeting the course requirements for students pursuing their BCBA. The curriculum includes 37 total credits and can be completed in five 15-week semesters. This program includes research training, certification exam preparation, and practical training coordination.

      Program director: Laura Barcelos Nomicos |lbarcelosnomicos@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Nov. 15 (Spring 2025), March 15 (Summer 2025), June 15 (Fall 2025)
      Program info: Global Institute for Behavior Analysis | Program InformationPsychology Department

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      • Completed OnABA application form
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • A brief statement of purpose
      • A curriculum vitae (CV)
      • Minimum 2.75 GPA

      Request program information

    96. Behavior Analysis (M.S., Satellite/Hybrid)

      The Satellite Programs in Behavior Analysis (SPBA) provides training through partnerships with human service agencies, universities, and other organizations worldwide. These partnerships allow us to offer a customizable approach to educating staff. Courses can be delivered online or in a hybrid format. Our practical training coordinator will work with the partnering organization to develop a plan for supervised experience for students and monitor student progress.

      Program director: Laura Barcelos Nomicos |lbarcelosnomicos@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Fall (July 15), Spring (December 1), Summer (March 15)
      Program info: Global Institute for Behavior Analysis | Satellite Program InformationPsychology Department

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      • Completed OnABA application form
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • A brief statement of purpose
      • A curriculum vitae (CV)
      • Minimum 2.75 GPA

      Request program information

    97. Psychology: Behavior Analysis (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Ramona Houmanfar | ramonah@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Behavior Analysis Ph.D. handbook | Behavior Analysis Ph.D. website | Psychology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Personal statement
      4. Students meet the pre-requisite course requirements for applicants (see "Entrance Requirements/ Undergraduate Pre-requisites Course Requirements" on Program webpage).
      5. 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).

      Apply Now

    98. Psychology: Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Paul Kwon | pkwon@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Clinical Psychology handbook | Clinical Psychology website | Psychology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation
      2. Personal statement
      3. Students meet the pre-requisite course requirements for applicants (see "Entrance Requirements/ Undergraduate Pre-requisites Course Requirements" on the Program webpage).
      4. 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).

      Apply Now

    99. Psychology: Cognitive & Brain Science (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Paul MacNeilage | pmacneilage@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall)
      Program info: Cognitive & Brain Science website | Psychology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. None

      Apply Now

    100. Public Administration & Policy (MPA)

      Program director: Jeremy Gelman | jgelman@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: MPA handbook | MPA website | Political Science faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Three letters of recommendation

      Apply Now

    101. Public Health: Donor Management and Transplantation Science (Graduate Certificate, Online)

      Epidemiology program director: Nilay Etilernetiler@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: August 1 (Fall) | January 1 (Spring) | July 1 (Summer)
      Program info: Public Health website | Public Health faculty
      Course catalog information: Donor Management and Transplantation Science

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. Two letters of recommendation
      2. Statement of purpose (500-word)
      3. Resume/CV

      Apply Now

    102. Public Health: Public Health Practice (MPH, Online)

      Program director: Praveen Kumar Durgampudi| pdurgampudi@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: July 27 (Fall) | Jan 8 (Spring) | April 6 (Summer)
      Program info: Public Health handbook | M.P.H. Online website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statistics course
      2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Two letters of recommendation
      5. SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code on the M.P.H. website.)

      Apply Now

    103. Public Health (MPH)

      Health Administration and Policy program director: Eric Crosbie | ecrosbie@unr.edu
      Social and Behavioral Health program director:
      Eric Crosbie | ecrosbie@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review June 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Public Health handbook | MPH On-campus website | Public Health faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. For international applicants, an English language exam is required.
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 2.75 with 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
      6. SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)

      Apply Now

    104. Public Health: Epidemiology (MPH)

      Epidemiology program director: Kristen Clements-Nolle | clements@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review June 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Public Health handbook | MPH On-campus website | Public Health faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
      2. Statement of purpose
      3. For international applicants, an English language exam is required.
      4. Three letters of recommendation
      5. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 2.75 with 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
      6. SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)

      Apply Now

    105. Public Health (Ph.D.)

      Social and Behavioral Health program director: Eric Crosbie | ecrosbie@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review June 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Public Health Ph.D. website | Public Health faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. MPH or relevant master’s degree
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Writing sample (admission essay)
      5. Three letters of recommendation
      6. Interview
      7. For international applicants, an English language exam is required.
      8. SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)

      Apply Now

    106. Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Kristen Clements-Nolle | clements@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: August 1 (Fall) | January 1 (Spring) | July 1 (Summer)
      Credits: 12
      Program info: Public Health Epidemiology & Biostatistics catalog listing | School of Public Health website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

      Apply Now

    107. Public Health: Epidemiology (Ph.D.)

      Epidemiology program director: Kristen Clements-Nolle | clements@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Priority deadline (for GAs) Feb 1 | Secondary review June 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Public Health Ph.D. website | Public Health faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements

      1. MPH or relevant master’s degree
      2. GRE
      3. Curriculum Vitae
      4. Statement of purpose
      5. Writing sample (admission essay)
      6. Three letters of recommendation
      7. Interview
      8. For international applicants, an English language exam is required.
      9. SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application. View directions and waiver code.)

      Apply Now

    108. Public Health Data Management and Analysis (Graduate Certificate, Online)

      Program Contact: Praveen Kumar Durgampudi| pdurgampudi@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Rolling
      Credits: 10
      Program info: Public Health Management and Analysis catalog listing | Online public health certificates website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. A bachelor's degree

      Apply Now

    109. Public Health Management (Graduate Certificate, Online)

      Program Contact: Praveen Kumar Durgampudi | pdurgampudi@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Rolling
      Credits: 10
      Program info: Public Health Management catalog listing | Online public health certificates website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. A bachelor's degree

      Apply Now

    110. Public Health Program Development (Graduate Certificate, Online)

      Program Contact: Praveen Kumar Durgampudi | pdurgampudi@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Rolling
      Credits: 10
      Program info:Public Health Program Development catalog listing | Online public health certificates website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. A bachelor's degree

      Apply Now

    111. Renewable Energy (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact:Victor Vasquez | vvasquez@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Aug 16 (Fall) | Jan 10 (Spring)
      Credits: 12
      Program info:Renewable Energy website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate degree in engineering, business management, liberal arts or a related field
      2. Personal Statement
      3. Resume

      Apply Now

    112. Social Justice (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Jennifer Lanterman | jlanterman@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Credits: 12
      Program info: Social Justice website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate degree
      2. Statement of purpose

      Apply Now

    113. Social Psychology (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Monica Millermkmiller@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Dec 1 (Fall)
      Program info: Social Psychology handbook | Social Psychology website | Social Psychology faculty

      This program is eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students.

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Sample research paper
      3. Three letters of recommendation
      4. Background in psychology, sociology or a closely related field (min. requirement: 18 credits in either psych or soc, plus a min. of 6 credits in the other)
      5. GRE (optional) 

      Apply Now

    114. Social Work (MSW, Online)

      Program coordinator: Sarah Thompson-Kirby | sarat@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: July 27 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | April 6 (Summer)
      Program info: Social Work handbook | Social Work (online) website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Online program
      2. MSW Recommendation form
      3. Field Instructor Recommendation form
      4. Minimum 2.75 GPA

      Apply Now

    115. Social Work (MSW)

      Program coordinator: Sarah Thompson-Kirby | sarat@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Jan 15 (Fall)
      Program info: Social Work handbook | Social Work website | Social Work faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. On-campus program
      2. MSW Recommendation form
      3. Field Instructor Recommendation form
      4. Minimum 2.75 GPA

      MSW on-ground program is located at the UNR Redfield Campus (South Reno): 18600 Wedge Pkwy. Reno, NV 89511 Building A Suite 100. All University services and resources are located at the Main UNR Campus.

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    116. Sociology (M.A.)

      Program director: Clayton Peoples | peoplesc@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Sociology website| Sociology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Three letters of recommendation from former instructors indicating the student’s capability of doing graduate work
      2. A statement of purpose
      3. Sample of research or writing (e.g., a term paper)

      Optional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. One additional document that speaks to your readiness for graduate studies in sociology, such as a fourth letter of recommendation from a professional source, an additional writing sample like an op-ed or a professional report, or GRE scores.

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    117. Speech Pathology (Ph.D.)

      Program director: Pradyumn Srivastavapsrivastava@med.unr.edu
      Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall)
      Program info: Speech Pathology handbook | Speech Pathology Ph.D. website | Speech Pathology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. CSDCAS Application (View instructions)
      2. Official transcripts from every institution attended
      3. Resume/CV
      4. Statement of Purpose
      5. Diversity Statement
      6. 3 Letters of Recommendation

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    118. Speech Pathology & Audiology (M.S.)

      Program director: Pradyumn Srivastava | psrivastava@med.unr.edu
      Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall)
      Program info: Speech Pathology handbook | Speech Pathology M.S. website | Speech Pathology faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. CSDCAS Application (View instructions)
      2. Official transcripts from every institution attended
      3. Resume/CV
      4. Statement of Purpose
      5. Diversity Statement
      6. 3 Letters of Recommendation

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    119. Sports Management (Graduate Certificate, Online)

      Program Director: Cary Groth | cgroth@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: June 1 (Fall only)
      Program info: Sports Management Executive Certificate Website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (an official copy of the transcripts should be submitted to the Graduate School)
      2. Recommended Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
      3. A copy of your current resume
      4. A letter of recommendation
      5. Statement of purpose

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    120. Statistics & Data Science (M.S.)

      Program Director: Mihye Ahn | mahn@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
      Program info: Statistics & Data Science MS handbook | Statistics & Data Science degrees | Statistics & Data Science faculty

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE is recommended but not required for applicants through Fall 2025
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Curriculum Vitae

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    121. Statistics & Data Science (Ph.D.)

      Program Director: Mihye Ahn | mahn@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Feb 1 & March 1 (Fall) | No applications considered for Spring admission.
      Program info: Statistics & Data Science Ph.D. handbook | Statistics & Data Science degrees | Statistics & Data Science faculty | Top 100 Best Statistics Graduate Programs by US News

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. GRE is recommended but not required for applicants through Fall 2025
      2. Three letters of recommendation
      3. Statement of purpose
      4. Curriculum Vitae

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    122. Tele-Behavioral Health Service (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Terra Hamblin | thamblin@casat.org 
      Application deadlines: Fall: Aug. 1 | Spring: Jan. 1 | Summer: May 1
      Credits: 9
      Program info: Tele-Behavioral Health Service Course Catalog

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. CV/resume
      2. Statement of purpose

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    123. Transportation Security and Safeguards (Graduate Certificate)

      Program Contact: Miles Greiner | greiner@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Fall: Aug 16 | Spring: Jan 11
      Credits: 9
      Program info: Transportation Security and Safeguard website

      Additional program-specific admission requirements:

      1. An earned baccalaureate degree 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

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    124. World Languages & Literatures: French (M.A.)

      Program director: Isabelle Favre | favre@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring)
      Program info: World Languages & Languages handbook | World Languages website | World Languages faculty

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Curriculum Vitae/resume
      3. Two references
      4. PDF of transcripts (separate from the official transcripts needed for the Graduate School)

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    125. World Languages & Literatures: Spanish (M.A.)

      Program director: Fred DeRafols | fdrafols@unr.edu
      Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall) | Dec 15 (Spring) | Assistantships: March 15 & Dec 15
      Program info: World Languages & Languages handbook | World Languages website | World Languages faculty

      Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

      1. Statement of purpose
      2. Curriculum Vitae/resume
      3. Two references
      4. PDF of transcripts (separate of the official transcripts needed for the Graduate School)

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