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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 ( Applicants must meet the University graduate admission requirements (

Required Materials for Ph.D. Program

  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 Deadline: December 1st for Fall admission, September 1st for Spring admission.
We accept applications throughout the year, however the admission and funding decisions for the main cohorts of students are made after the given target 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 Deadline: March 1st for Fall admission, November 1st for Spring admission. 

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