With an institutional mission of advancing graduate education at UNLV, the Graduate College supports more than 155 graduate certificate, master's, specialist, and doctoral programs. We work closely with 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.

Our Graduate College top tier mission is to provide strong, collaborative leadership promoting a lively intellectual climate where:

  1. the highest quality graduate scholarship and research can flourish;
  2. we provide advanced educational opportunities to graduate students and empower them to succeed;
  3. we offer exemplary student services across the graduate lifecycle;
  4. we cultivate a graduate community of faculty and student scholars who thrive in collaboration with partners throughout Nevada; and
  5. we strategically grow our professional graduate programs and our research doctoral community.

Our core values and 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.

Learn More

  • A message to prospective, current, and former students, as well as graduate faculty and community supporters.

  • Understand the mission and goals of the UNLV Graduate College.

  • Interesting statistics about graduate education at UNLV.

  • Learn more about the history of the Graduate College.

  • A collection of resources to understand policies and procedures of the Graduate College.

  • Location & contact information for the Graduate College, and information about the Graduate College team.

Equal Opportunity

It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to be an equal opportunity institution. UNLV is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 institution. All applicants to the Graduate College, and admitted students, will receive equal consideration and access to programs and activities, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or covered US veteran status.