With an institutional mission of advancing graduate education at UNLV, the Graduate College supports our more than 130 graduate certificate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees offered through the university's many academic departments. We work closely with those departments and the graduate faculty to provide UNLV's more than 4,000 graduate students with the highest quality academic experience, not only through course work, but also through research/creative activity and professional development opportunities. Our overarching goal is to support and promote UNLV's unique blend of graduate programs while providing services that facilitate graduate study and enhance student learning.
The Graduate College provides strong leadership to cultivate outstanding graduate education, extend educational opportunities to graduate students, ensure the consistent and fair application of policies, and to provide support for graduate faculty and programs by cultivating an environment in which the highest quality graduate scholarship and research can thrive. Our guiding principles are: excellence, equity, diversity, opportunity, and impact.
We strive daily to cultivate a campus climate that celebrates new ideas and diversity of perspectives, to encourage and support outstanding graduate research and creative activity, and to advocate for graduate education and the numerous benefits it brings to faculty, our campus, our students, and the community. The Graduate College collaborates with academic colleges and departments to provide outstanding graduate programs and to assist graduate students from admissions through graduation.