Academic Programs

Listing by College

Browse the graduate-level academic programs offered through UNLV’s colleges and schools. Degree programs are categorized by college.

Lee Business School
School of Dental Medicine
College of Education
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
College of Fine Arts
Division of Health Sciences
William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
William S. Boyd School of Law
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing
College of Sciences
Greenspun College of Urban Affairs



Lee Business School

Accounting
Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.)

Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Hotel Administration (MBA/M.S.)
Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MBA/M.S.)
Dual Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Dental Medicine (MBA/D.M.D.)
Dual Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/J.D.)

Economics
Master of Arts in Economics (M.A.)
Dual Master of Arts in Economics / Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences (M.A., M.S.)

Finance
Certificate in Finance

Management
Certificate in Management (On hold)
Certificate in New Venture Management

Management Information Systems
Master of Science in Management Information Systems (M.S.)
Certificate in Management Information Systems
Advanced Certificate in Management Information Systems
Dual Master of Science in Hotel Administration/Master of Science in Management Information Systems (Dual M.S.)
Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MBA/M.S.)

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School of Dental Medicine

Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)

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College of Education

Educational & Clinical Studies
Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Education in School Counseling (M.Ed.)
Master of Education in English Language Learning (M.Ed.)
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (Ph.D.)
Dual Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education / Juris Doctor (Ph.D ./J.D.)
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Educational Psychology & Higher Education
School Psychology (Ed.S.)
Master of Education in Higher Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Science in Educational Psychology (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education (Ph.D.)
Dual Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology / Juris Doctor (Ph.D./J.D.)
Dual Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education / Juris Doctor (Ph.D./J.D.)

Teaching & Learning
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction (M.S.)
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction (Ph.D)
Doctor of Philosophy in Teacher Education (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Learning & Technology (Ph.D.)

Sports Education Leadership (Eliminated by BOR June 2010, effective July 1, 2011)
Master of Education – Physical Education (M.Ed.) (On hold)
Master of Science – Physical Education (M.S.) (On hold)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (On hold)

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Howard R. Hughes
College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering (M.S.E.)
Master of Science in Transportation (M.S.T.)
Master of Science in Construction Management (M.S.C.M.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)

Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (Ph.D.)

Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Master of Science in Engineering - Aerospace Engineering (M.S.E.)
Master of Science in Engineering - Biomedical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Master of Science in Engineering - Materials & Nuclear Engineering (M.S.E.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineering (N.S.C.E.)

Transportation
Master of Science in Transportation (M.S.T.)

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College of Fine Arts

Architecture
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

Art
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)

Film (Screenwriting)
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting (MFA)

Music
Master of Music (M.M.)
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A)

Theatre Arts
Master of Arts in Theatre Arts (M.A.)
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts (MFA)

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Division of Health Sciences

Allied Health Sciences – Kinesology
Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (Ph.D.)

Health Care Administration
Master of Health Care Administration (M.H.A.)

Allied Health Sciences – Health Physics
Master of Science in Health Physics (M.S.)

Health Promotion CLOSED
Master of Education (M.Ed.) CLOSED

Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Certificate in Nursing Education

Allied Health Sciences – Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

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William F. Harrah
College of Hotel Administration

Hospitality Administration
Master of Hospitality Administration (MHA)
Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration (Ph.D.)

Hotel Administration
Master of Science in Hotel Administration (M.S.)
Dual Master of Science in Management Information Systems/Master of Science in Hotel Administration (Dual M.S.)
Dual Degree Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Hotel Administration (MBA/M.S.)

Recreation & Sport Management CLOSED
Sport and Leisure Service Management (M.S.) CLOSED

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William S. Boyd School of Law

William S. Boyd School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.)

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College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology
Master of Arts in Anthropology (M.A.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (Ph.D.)

English
Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA)
Doctor of Philosophy in English (Ph.D.)

Ethics and Policy Studies (Program is not currently accepting students)
Master of Arts (M.A.) (Closed)

Foreign Languages
Master of Arts in Foreign Language Spanish (M.A.)
Certificate in Spanish Translation

History
Master of Arts in History (M.A.)
Doctor of Philosophy in History (Ph.D.)

Political Science
Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Ph.D.)

Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.)

Sociology
Master of Arts in Sociology (M.A.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (Ph.D.)

Women's Studies
Certificate in Women's Studies

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School of Nursing

Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

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College of Sciences

Biological Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Chemistry
Master of Science in Chemistry (M.S.)
Master of Science in Biochemistry (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Ph.D.)

Geoscience
Master of Science in Geoscience (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Geoscience (Ph.D.)

Life Sciences
Master of Science in Biological Sciences (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences (Ph.D.)

Mathematical Sciences
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences (Ph.D.)
Dual Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences / Economics (M.S.,M.A.)

Physics
Master of Science in Physics (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Ph.D.)

Radiochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy in Radiochemistry (Ph.D.) 

Science
Master of Arts in Science (M.A.S.)

Water Resources Management
Master of Science in Water Resources Management (M.S.)

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Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Communication Studies
Master of Arts in Communication Studies (M.A.)

Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (M.A.)

School of Environmental & Public Affairs
Certificate in Public Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Solar and Renewable Energy
Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.S.) (On hold)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Urban Leadership (M.A.)
Executive Master of Science in Crisis and Emergency Management (ECEM)
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science (Ph.D) (On hold)
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs (Ph.D)
Doctor of Philosophy in Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership (Ph.D) (On hold)

Journalism & Media Studies
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Journalism and Media Studies

Marriage & Family Therapy
Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy (M.S.)
Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy (On hold)

Social Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Certificate in Forensic Social Work (On hold)
Dual Master of Social Work/Juris doctor (M.S.W./J.D.)

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