The University of Nevada, Reno offers one graduate preparation program for individuals interested in pursuing careers in student affairs and higher education. However, we have two additional programs that provide some overlap of experience between the classroom and the work field. The graduate programs listed below are the programs we prefer for individuals pursing a graduate assistantship in RLHFS.
Based in the College of Education, the Educational Leadership department offers a Master's of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, with emphasis in Higher Education Administration. This flexible program allows students to create an individualized plan of study. The curriculum requires 37 credits hours which include an internship experience as well as a comprehensive exam. There is an option for a thesis instead of an internship for those interested in this route.
Applications and admissions to the program are done on a rolling basis, however, the priority deadline for our graduate assistantships is March 6, 2017. This program does not require completion of the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT for admission.
The Master's program in Equity and Diversity in Education provides individuals the opportunity to enhance their knowledge to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Applications and admissions to the program are done on a rolling basis, however, the priority deadline for our graduate assistantships is March 6, 2017. In addition, candidates must have completed the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT to be considered for admission.
Based in the College of Liberal Arts, the Political Science department offers a Master's of Public Administration degree for individuals wishing to increase their understanding of organizational environments as well as managerial skills for public programs. Individuals pursing this degree program have the option of specializing in Public Management, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, or Environmental Policy and Management.
Applications for admission are due April 15, 2017 however our priority deadline is March 6, 2017. In addition, candidates must have completed the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT to be considered for admission.