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Application Instructions for Ph.D. and M.S. Programs

Applicants must apply directly to the UNR Graduate School through the graduate admissions portal (http://www.unr.edu/grad/admissions/apply). Applicants must meet the University graduate admission requirements (http://www.unr.edu/grad/admissions).

Required Materials for Ph.D. Programs

  1. Undergraduate/Graduate Transcripts from Previous Institutions
  2. GRE (general test)
  3. TOEFL/IELTS (only required for International students)
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Resume
  7. Do you request financial support? A graduate support in a form of TA-ship (20h/week) is offered to all students in good academic standing.

GRE -- Mathematics Test scores are NOT required, but are recommended.

Ph.D. Application Deadlines: Review of applications for Fall admission starts December 1st (apply by May 1st), and review of applications for Spring admission starts September 1st (apply by November 1st). Admission and funding decisions for most students are made in the weeks following the above review dates.

Required Materials for M.S. Program

  1. Official Undergraduate/Graduate Transcripts
  2. GRE (general test)
  3. TOEFL (minimal scores: 550 for paper test, 79 for Internet test ) or IELTS (6.5)
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Letters of Recommendation (at least one letter is required; 3 is recommended)

M.S. Application Deadlines: Review of applications for Fall admission starts on March 1st (apply by May 1st), and review of applications for Spring admission starts on November 1st (apply by December 1st). Admission and funding decisions for most students are made in the weeks following the above review dates.

See the M.S. Graduate Handbook to review our program-specific admissions info and requirements.