Graduate student smiling during Commencement

Graduate College News

The Graduate College supports a wide range of graduate certificate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees offered through the university's many academic units.  Students are provided with a quality academic experience in their coursework, research/creative activity, and professional development opportunities.

Current Graduate College News

Graduates seated in red caps and gown during a previous UNLV commencement
People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

UNLV campus with city in background
Campus News | May 10, 2021

The seminar for the campus community is aimed at helping students who have been arrested or incarcerated.

A woman stands next to a turquoise blue wall in the shadow of palm trees
Arts and Culture | May 7, 2021

2015 alumna Fawn Douglas uses her art and Nuwu Studios collective to be a fierce advocate for Native Americans, women’s issues, and more.

woman posing
People | May 4, 2021

Jackie Phan reflects on her many years at UNLV and what inspires her as she pursues her Ph.D. in biochemistry.

woman holding newspaper
People | May 4, 2021

Ph.D. student Deena DeVore analyzes COVID-19 news reports to explore how the media impacts the public’s perception of the pandemic.

handwritten sign saying "Stop Asian Hate"
People | May 4, 2021

Aldo Barrita uses his skills as a researcher to bring awareness to anti-Asian racism, which has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduate College In The News

March 4, 2021

Social scientists ask Biden administration to embrace sex worker rights. In an open letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a group of more than 250 researchers and scientists are calling for changes to the way that this country treats sex work and those engaged in it. Most prominently, the letter—which comes in conjunction with International Sex Worker Rights Day, March 3—says that sex work ought to be decriminalized.

March 4, 2021

Wednesday was International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. A group of scientists who research sex work marked the occasion by asking the Biden administration to decriminalize it as part of its criminal justice reform.

March 3, 2021

In commemoration of today's International Sex Workers Rights Day, a group of 250 researchers and scientists worldwide have issued a campaign, citing empirical evidence, calling on President Biden and Vice-President Harris to support the decriminalization of sex work as part of their broader efforts toward criminal justice reform.

The Business Times
October 15, 2020

What investors are paying for is not necessarily the K-pop group or its management company, but its huge, highly connected ecosystem of followers

New York Times
October 14, 2020

What investors are really paying for is not necessarily the K-pop group or its management company, but its huge, highly connected ecosystem of followers.

Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2020

The K-pop group’s English music video attracts more than 101 million views on the streaming platform within 24 hours.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

May 11, 2021
Christine Young (Nursing) successfully defended her doctor of nursing practice project to earn her doctorate title. Her project was "Nursing Toolkit for Care of the Pediatric Patient with Suicidal Ideation."    
May 11, 2021
Josiah Kidwell and Michael Ian Borer (both Sociology) recently published an article, "The Sanctuary of the Spectacle: Megachurches and the Production of Christian Celebrities and Consumers," in the Journal of Media and Religion. The article analyzes the entanglement of religion, media, and celebrity culture in the context of a Las Vegas-based...
April 29, 2021
Dave Beasley and Lori Filippo (both Graduate College) gave a presentation titled “Think globally, act virtually: recruitment and admissions during the pandemic” at the 2021 NAGAP Graduate Enrollment Management Summit. The presentation focused on how the UNLV Graduate College shifted its entire recruitment effort online within days of the COVID-19...
April 9, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) along with colleagues at the George Washington University and the Iowa State University published a paper, "Exploring the Benefits and Tradeoffs of Design Standardization in Capital Projects," in the Engineering, Construction, and Architecture Management...
April 8, 2021
G. David Beasley (Graduate College) presented a paper, "A Heroine Educated by Warrington: The Romance of the Forest and Dissenting Education" at the 51st American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting. The paper traced the connections between Gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, the Warrington Academy, and women's education in the 18th...
March 26, 2021
Kendra McGlothen (Neuroscience) represented UNLV at the 2021 Western Association of Graduate Schools Regional 3-Minute Thesis Competition earlier this month. McGlothen's topic was "Astrocytes Affect on Cortical Circuitry and Motor Behavior." She won honorable mention during the competition, which included 15 institutions. In...