If you’re ready to pursue a graduate degree at UNLV or have interest in learning the admissions procedures, the information contained within these pages will guide the way. From eligibility criteria and deadlines to helpful checklists and insider tips, these resources will help put you on the path to a rewarding graduate experience.

Please note that to be considered for admission, prospective students must complete the online application, as well as provide your program of interest the materials that they require. In most cases, department application materials can be uploaded into your online application; doing so will expedite your application processing. Please check with your graduate program of interest to find their application requirements and guidelines for submission.

This website guides you through the Graduate College application requirements and timetables; please visit your department/degree program website for information on their particular admissions requirements and deadlines.  Remember, you need to apply to the department offering your program of study and to the Graduate College at the same time.

Admissions Process

  1. When to Apply Rely on this outline to learn when to apply.
  2. How to Apply Follow these procedures to submit your application.
  3. After You've Applied Check on your status, get familiar with the Graduate Catalog, and review financing and housing options.
  4. After You're Admitted Cross these final requirements off your list and prepare for the first day.

Important Information

Note: Any documents received by the Graduate College become property of the University and cannot be returned.

  1. Admissions Requirements Review requirements for advanced degree and certificate program applicants.
  2. Become a Graduate Assistant Gain valuable experience and earn a competitive stipend, plus tuition and fee waivers.
  3. Residency New graduate students are classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes until and unless Nevada residency is determined via the residency application process.  If your residency status is not “Nevada,” you will be assessed out-of-state tuition.  In order to be classified as a Nevada resident, you must download the residency application and submit it along with required supporting documents by the first day of classes for the semester for which you are applying for residency. Please select the link to receive further information on residency requirements and to download the residency application.
  4. Immunizations Nevada state law prohibits students from attending class without proof of immunizations. The Graduate College upholds this statute by preventing registration for admitted students who have not submitted proper proof of immunizations. Please select link to get further information on immunization requirements for new students.

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