Application and Admissions

Application and Admission Process

The MBA Program welcomes college graduates from all disciplines. Students must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university.

Application Deadlines

Application materials must be filed at the Graduate College and the MBA office prior to the deadline shown below. Students will be considered for admission to the MBA program for fall, spring and summer semesters

Fall Deadlines

  • International Applicants: May 1
  • Domestic Applicants: July 15

Spring Deadlines

  • International Applicants: October 1
  • Domestic Applicants: November 15

Summer Deadlines

  • Domestic Applicants: April 1
  • International Applicants: March 15

Application Requirements

Complete an online application with the Graduate College. The MBA Programs office does not require a separate application.

Application Fees

  • US Domestic: $60
  • International: $95

GMAT (The Graduate Management Admissions Test)

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive test (CAT) which measures general verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. It is non-business specific and tests one's general verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. The GMAT is required of all applicants.

To meet the admission deadline, the test should be taken no later than two weeks prior to deadline. The official GMAT score must be forwarded directly to the Lee Business School – Evening MBA Program. GMAT scores are valid for five years.

The GMAT website provides information on how to register and prepare for the GMAT. You may want to check your local area for additional test preparation resources.

If you decide to retake or are requested to retake the GMAT, please notify the MBA Office of your intended test date. Your highest test score will be considered for the admission process.


Upload all unofficial university level transcripts when completing the application online. For the admission process to be complete, you must also supply an official copy of all transcripts to the Graduate College at the following address:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Graduate College
4505 S Maryland Parkway, Box 451017
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1017

Personal Statement

Complete a written statement of purpose and upload into your application. Personal statements should be between one to two pages in length, double-spaced and font size 12. In this statement, address how an MBA Education experience will assist you in meeting your professional career goals and include a description of the leadership or managerial attributes you will bring to the program.


Resumes or CVs may be submitted by uploading them to the Graduate College application. Two years of relevant work experience is preferred, but not required.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters of recommendation can be either academic or professional. The Graduate College application will allow the applicant to provide an email address for each of the individuals you asked to submit a letter of recommendation electronically. Allow adequate time for recommenders to evaluate your potential for success in an MBA program.

Additional University Requirements

Immunization records

Nevada state law prohibits students from attending class without proof of immunizations. UNLV upholds this statute by preventing registration for admitted students who have not submitted proper proof of immunizations.

Mail or Fax Records To:

UNLV Office of Admissions
4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 451021
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021
Campus Location: Student Services Complex, Building B (SSC-B)
Phone: 702-774-UNLV (8658)
Fax: 702-774-8008

Please be sure to include your full name and NSHE ID on all immunization documents.

Documentation for the following immunizations is required

All students:

One (1) dose of Tetanus Diptheria (not Tetanus Toxoid) within the past 10 years.

Students born in or after 1957:

Two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine


Two doses of live Measles vaccine, one Mumps, one Rubella vaccine.

Visit the Registrar's website for more information on the immunization requirements.

Nevada Residency Status

For tuition purposes, all new graduate students are classified out-of-state until Nevada residency is determined via the residency application process. In order to obtain Nevada residency, you must download the residency application and submit it along with the required supporting documentation by the first day of the semester in which you are applying for residency. Residency is determined by the Registrar's Office, not the MBA programs office.

International students are not considered a Nevada resident unless they have resided in the state for at least one year and currently have an alien resident card (green card). If you have a student visa, you are not considered a resident of Nevada and will be charged out-of-state tuition. An international student fee will also apply.

Get more information regarding residency requirements.


Lisa Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Room: BEH 209
Phone: 702-895-1367