Graduate School forms

The Graduate School does not accept any handwritten forms, including applications. All forms on the Graduate School website are either online submissions, interactive PDFs, or Docusign electric forms. Fill them out online, circulate for signatures, and submit to the Graduate School (campus mail stop 0326). If a handwritten form is submitted, it will be returned and will delay the approval process.

Forms are organized in alphabetical order within the four sections below:

  • Admissions - Applicable to all graduate students applying to the Graduate School
  • General - Forms applicable to all graduate students within the Graduate School
  • Doctoral - Forms and information specific to doctoral programs
  • Master's - Forms and information pertaining only to master's programs

Please note, faculty/program director forms have been relocated under faculty formsIf you need assistance or are unable to access a form, please contact the Graduate School office at (775) 784-6869.

DocuSign electronic forms

Students now have the option of using DocuSign Powerforms. DocuSign is an application designed to collect and manage digital signatures for the Graduate School's forms. Powerforms allow students to complete necessary forms and circulate for signatures 100% digitally.

For each form requiring signatures listed below, there is a PDF version listed below the Powerform version. Before initiating a Powerform, it may be helpful to open the PDF version to use as a guide in completing the Powerform.

Before using Powerforms, please read through the DocuSign instructions to understand how to initiate and complete your form. If you have questions about the process or encounter issues with the DocuSign forms, please contact 775-784-6869 or email at

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Admissions forms

General graduate forms

Doctoral forms

Master's forms