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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

    Apply Now

  • 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 3.0
    2. TOEFL ibt 100
    3. 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. TOEFL ibt 100
    3. Must have an advisor prior to admission

    Apply Now

  • Anthropology, M.A.

    Program director: Sarah Cowiescowie@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15
    Program info: Anthro handbook | Anthro website | Anthro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT (Waived for Fall 2023 applicants)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Scholarly writing sample
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Graduate assistantship application (if interested)

    Apply Now

  • Anthropology, Ph.D.

    Program director: Sarah Cowie | scowie@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15
    Program info: Anthro handbook | Anthro website | Anthro faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT (Waived for Fall 2023 applicants)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Scholarly writing sample
    4. Three letters of recommendation
    5. Graduate assistantship application (if interested)

    Apply Now

  • Art: Visual Arts, MFA

    Program director: Miya Hannanmiyah@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February 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

  • Atmospheric Science, M.S.

    Program director: Vera SamburovaVera.Samburova@dri.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program info:  Atmos handbook | Atmos website | Atmos faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Recommended, but not required for those applying for admission through Spring 2023)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Atmospheric Science, Ph.D.

    Program director:  Vera SamburovaVera.Samburova@dri.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)
    Program info:  Atmos handbook | Atmos website | Atmos faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Not required for those applying for admission through Spring 2023)
    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: Ian Wallace | iwallace@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: Ian Wallace | iwallace@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

    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

    Admission requirements:

    1. GRE scores 301+
    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 scores 301+
    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: Patricia Dos Santos | pfsantos@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: April 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 and Nov 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Biotech website | 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) | Extended to November 30 (Spring)
    Program Info: MBA handbook | MBA website | MBA facultyBusiness Administration

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Waived for Fall 2023 applicants; Waivers are always available to those who have completed advanced degrees, certain professional degrees or select active licenses.)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 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. No GRE/GMAT required
    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: April 30 (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 (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) | 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: Seungil Ro | sro@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

    Apply Now

  • 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Waived for 2023 applicants)

    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)

    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

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

    1. GRE recommended but not required

    Apply Now

  • Chemistry, M.S.

    Program director: Brian Frostfrost@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

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  • Chemistry, Ph.D.

    Program director: Brian Frostfrost@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: Ramin Motamed | motamed@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: 302 combined
    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: Ramin Motamed | motamed@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: 302 combined
    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: Amy Pason | apason@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 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 | dave@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 - minimum quantitative score 156 (GRE recommended but not required for those applying for admission through Spring 2024; required thereafter)
    2. GPA 3.0
    3. TOEFL or IELTS (TOEFL>80 or IELTS>6.5 recommended)
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Two letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Computer Science & Engineering, Ph.D.

    Program director: David Feil-Seifer | dave@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 - minimum quantitative score 158 (GRE recommended but not required for those applying for admission through Spring 2024; required thereafter)
    2. GPA 3.25 (if applicant has no M.S.)/GPA 3.0 (if applicant has M.S.)
    3. TOEFL or IELTS (TOEFL>80 or IELTS>6.5 recommended)
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Creative Writing, MFA (Low-residency)

    Program director: June Sylvester Saraceno | jsylvestersaraceno@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Applications accepted each fall and 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.

    Apply Now

  • Creative Writing, M.F.A.

    Program Director: Chris Coake | cjcoake@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: January 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

  • Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate

    Program Director: Weston Morrow | wmorrow@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 15 (Fall) – Extended to July 31 for Fall '21 | 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

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

    Request Information

  • Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Shamik Sengupta | ssengupta@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 31 (Fall) | Dec 10 (Spring)
    Credits: 18
    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

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  • 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 (per Graduate School policy) 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

    Apply Now

  • 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.A.

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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT (waived for students in the accelerated program)
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 2 letters of recommendation

    Program admission recommendations:

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

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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. GRE or GMAT (waived for students in the accelerated program)
    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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  • 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

    Apply Now

  • Education: Counseling, M.A.

    Program director: Kristina DePue | kdepue@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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  • Education: Counseling and Education Supervision, Ph.D.

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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
    2. Master's degree in counseling ed. from a CACREP-accredited institution
    3. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    4. Resume or curriculum vitae
    5. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
    6. Three letters of recommendation
    7. One sample of scholarly writing
    8. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

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  • 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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    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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  • 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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  • Education: Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

    Program director: Jafeth Sanchez | jesanchez@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Nov 1 (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

  • Education: Educational Leadership, Ed.D.

    Program director: Lynda Wiest | wiest@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: EL handbook coming soon | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    2. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
    3. One sample of scholarly writing
    4. Resume or curriculum vitae
    5. Three letters of recommendation
    6. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form
    7. 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.

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  • Education: Educational Leadership, Ph.D.

    Program director: Jafeth Sanchez | jesanchez@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    2. Statement of intent that includes a Philosophy of Education
    3. One sample of scholarly writing

    Apply now

  • Education: Elementary Education, M.Ed.

    Program director: David Crowther | crowther@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 31 (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

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  • Education: Elementary Education, M.S.

    Program director: David Crowther | crowther@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

  • 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

  • Education: Higher Education Administration, M.A.

    Program director: Jafeth Sanchez | jesanchez@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (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

  • Education: Human Development and Family Science, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Lydia DeFlorio | ldeflorio@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    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

    Apply now

  • 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

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  • 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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    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

    Apply now

  • 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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    3. Resume or curriculum vitae with two years of relevant experience
    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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  • Education: Literacy Studies, Ph.D.

    Program director: Dianna Townsend | dtownsend@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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    3. Resume or CV with three years of teaching experience
    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

    Apply now

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

    Program director: Dianna Townsend | dtownsend@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. GRE required if GPA is less than 2.75

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  • Education: Reading Specialist Endorsement, Graduate Certificate

    Program director: Dianna Townsend | dtownsend@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; and
    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; and
    3. A valid elementary or secondary teaching license

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  • 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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    3. Resume or CV with three years of teaching experience
    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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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

    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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  • 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. GRE (Waived for applicants for the 2023 academic year)
    3. Resume or CV (three years teaching special education recommended)
    4. Essay of intent that includes qualifications for completing and reason for pursuing the degree
    5. Three letters of recommendation
    6. One sample of scholarly writing
    7. Program application, checklist, and signed disposition form

    Apply Now

  • 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

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  • 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • English, M.A.

    Program Director: James Mardock | jmardock@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: January 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

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  • English, Ph.D.

    Program Director: James Mardock | jmardock@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: January 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

  • Environmental Sciences, M.S.

    Program Director: Stanley Omaye | omaye@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

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  • Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Stanley Omaye | omaye@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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT scores (Waivers available to students in the accelerated program)
    2. Statement of Purpose
    3. Three letters of recommendation

    Apply Now

  • Gender, Race & Identity, Graduate Certificate

    Program Director: Jennifer Hill | jmhill@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

  • Gender, Race & Identity, M.A.

    Program Director: Jennifer Hill | jmhill@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

  • Geology and Earth Related Sciences, M.S.

    Program Director: Stacia Gordon | staciag@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

  • Geology and Earth Related Sciences, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Stacia Gordon | staciag@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

  • Geological Engineering, M.S.

    Program Director: Stacia Gordon | staciag@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

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  • Geography, M.S.

    Program Director: Paul White | paulwhite@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
    Program Info: Geography handbook | Geography website | Geography faculty

    Optional program-specific admission items:

    1. GRE or GMAT

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  • Geography, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Paul White | paulwhite@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: Feb 1 (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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  • Geophysics, M.S.

    Program Director: Stacia Gordon | staciag@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

  • Geophysics, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Stacia Gordon | staciag@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

  • Health Analytics & Biostatistics, M.S.

    Director: Kristen Clements-Nolle | clements@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

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  • Study of History, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Edward (Ned) Schoolman | eschoolman@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

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  • History, M.A.

    Program Director: Chris Church | christopherchurch@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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  • History, M.A.T.H.

    Program Director: Chris Church | christopherchurch@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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  • History, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Chris Church | christopherchurch@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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

    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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  • Integrative Neuroscience, M.S.

    Program directors: Dennis Mathew | Michael Webster
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
    Program info: IN handbook | IN website | IN 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

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  • Integrative Neuroscience, Ph.D.

    Program directors: Dennis Mathew | Michael Webster
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | Sept 15 (Spring)
    Program info: IN handbook | IN website | IN 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

  • Interdisciplinary Arts, MFA (Low-residency)

    Program director: Russell Dudley | russelldudley@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

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  • Journalism, M.A.

    Program director: Ben Birkinbine | bbirkinbine@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall)
    Program info: Journalism handbook | Journalism website | Journalism faculty

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Kinesiology, M.S.

    Program director: Nora Constantino | nlc@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
    Program info: M.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 which 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)

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  • Land-Use Planning, M.S.

    Program director: Thomas Albright | talbright@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall)
    Program info: Land-Use handbook | Land-Use website | Land-Use faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE, GMAT or MCAT
  • 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. None.

    Apply Now

  • 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 (Requirement waived if the applicant has already earned an engineering graduate degree.)

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  • 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE (requirement waived if applying for the Spring or Fall 2023 admission cycle)

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  • 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 2023 admission cycle)
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Curriculum vitae

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE
  • 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

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  • Music: History and Musicology, M.A.

    Program director: Louis Niebur | lniebur@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

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  • Music Education, M.M.

    Program director: Louis Niebur | lniebur@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

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  • Music Performance, M.M.

    Program director: Louis Niebur | lniebur@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Music Performance website | Music faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. None listed

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  • Musical Arts, DMA

    Program director: Louis Niebur | lniebur@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)

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  • Natural Resources & Environmental Science, M.S.

    Program Director: Kevin Shoemaker | kevinshoemaker@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

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  • Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Ph.D.

    Program Director: Kevin Shoemaker | kevinshoemaker@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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Nursing, DNP from B.S.N. (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

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Philosophy, M.A.

    Program Director: David Rondel | drondel@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 1 (Fall) | Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: Philosophy handbook | Philosophy website | Philosophy faculty

    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

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  • Physics, M.S.

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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE
    2. GRE in Physics strongly recommended

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  • Physics, Ph.D.

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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE
    2. GRE in Physics strongly recommended

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  • Political Science, M.A.

    Program director: Ian Hartshorn | ihartshorn@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15
    Program info: Political Science handbook | Political Science MA website | Political Science faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements

    1. GRE or GMAT (Requirement waived for those applying to start in Fall 2023)

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  • Political Science, Ph.D.

    Program director: Ian Hartshorn | ihartshorn@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 15 (The Department of Political Science is only accepting open Ph.D. applications in the following subfields for Fall 2023 enrollment: comparative politics, international relations, and American politics.)
    Program info: Political Science handbook | Political Science Ph.D. website | Political Science faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT (Requirement waived for those applying to start in the Fall 2023 semester.)

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  • 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

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  • 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).

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  • 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: Fall, Spring, Summer
    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

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  • 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, Spring, Summer
    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

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  • 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).

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  • Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

    Program director: William Follette | follette@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).

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  • Psychology: Cognitive & Brain Science, Ph.D.

    Program director: Gideon Caplovitz | gcaplovitz@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall)
    Program info: Cognitive & Brain Science website | Psychology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. None

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  • Public Administration & Policy, M.P.A.

    Program director: Ian Hartshorn | ihartshorn@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: April 15 (Fall) | Nov 15 (Spring)
    Program info: M.P.A. handbook | M.P.A. website | Political Science faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE or GMAT (Requirement waived for those applying through Spring 2024)

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  • Public Health, MPH (Online)

    Program director: Leslie Elliott | lelliott@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 27 (Fall) | Dec 1 (Spring) | April 6 (Summer)
    Program info: Public Health handbook | M.P.H. Online website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Statistics course
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Writing sample (admission essay)
    5. Two letters of recommendation

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  • Public Health, MPH

    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

    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.)

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  • Public Health, Ph.D.

    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.)

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

    Program Contact: Leslie Elliott | lelliott@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 10
    Program info: Public Health Management and Analysis catalog listing

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. A bachelor's degree

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  • Public Health Management, Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Program Contact: Leslie Elliott | lelliott@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 10
    Program info: Public Health Management catalog listing

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. A bachelor's degree

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  • Public Health Program Development, Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Program Contact:Leslie Elliott | lelliott@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Rolling
    Credits: 10
    Program info:Public Health Program Development catalog listing

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. A bachelor's degree

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

    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) 

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  • Social Work, MSW (Online)

    Program director: Eugenia L. Weiss | eugeniaw@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 3.0 GPA

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  • Social Work, MSW

    Program director: Eugenia L. Weiss | eugeniaw@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 16 (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 3.0 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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  • Sociology, M.A.

    Program director: Clayton Peoples | peoplesc@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: April 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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  • Speech Pathology, Ph.D.

    Program director: Pradyumn Srivastavapsrivastava@med.unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 30 (Fall)
    Program info: Speech Pathology handbook | Speech Pathology Ph.D. website | Speech Pathology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE General Test

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  • Speech Pathology & Audiology, M.S.

    Program director: Pradyumn Srivastava | psrivastava@med.unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Jan 10 (Fall)
    Program info: Speech Pathology handbook | Speech Pathology M.S. website | Speech Pathology faculty

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE General Test

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  • 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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  • Statistics & Data Science, M.S.

    Program Director: Mihye Ahn | mahn@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 & March 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 & 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 Spring 2024
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Curriculum Vitae

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  • Statistics & Data Science, Ph.D.

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

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. GRE is recommended but not required for applicants through Spring 2024
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Curriculum Vitae

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  • 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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  • 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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