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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

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MGM Resorts International helps UNLV resolve bottlenecks in internships for future practitioners.

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Campus News |

Through hands-on exercises and access to premier lab space, students gain experience sought by the nation’s top research facilities.

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People |

The 30-member team under the direction of Abby Wood took special care after Dec. 6 to repair damage to the Student Union.

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News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

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Campus News |

Steered by President Keith E. Whitfield and UNLV Alumni Association, the first-ever event drew the support of around 100 participants.

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People |

After 28 years at UNLV, the retiring professor and faculty athletics representative will stay connected through Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Graduate College In The News

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How a national project aims to give master’s and doctoral students the same level of attention as first-year undergraduates.

Desert Companion

Nevada’s graduate assistants are blowing the whistle about exploitative pay, so why did Governor Lombardo just veto a bill that would’ve improved it?

Environmental Protection Agency

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $24,994 in funding for a student team at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) as part of the Agency’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Program seeking solutions to environmental and public health challenges. The UNLV team, one of 21 award winners nationwide, is researching a cost-effective, simple process using agricultural waste biomass products to clean the drinking water supply.

KSNV-TV: News 3

New funding will make going to grad school a lot easier for locals. According to UNLV, the number of total graduate assistantships (GA) is set to increase.

Starts At 60

For years, scientists and dieticians have advocated the importance of maintaining a healthy gut, particularly for the benefit of our immune system. However, scientists are now also learning about the gut’s impact on our cognitive health.

Cheddar News

We know the world can be tough sometimes, so we'd like to take a moment to share One Good Thing happening in the world today. With graduation season in full swing, the reality is that some of our loved ones aren't always able to be at the ceremony in-person, but one father was willing to travel over 30 hours from the Middle East for the special day. U.S. Navy petty officer second-class Douglas Hernandez coordinated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to surprise his daughter Pamela at graduation.

Graduate College Experts

An expert in the evolution of human nutrition, hunter-gatherer societies, and the division of labor between the sexes. 

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

Associate professor Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) was selected for the Fred Rogers Inquiry Educators 2024-2025 cohort. In collaboration with the Fred Rogers Institute, she will explore how Mr. Rogers' work addressed the inclusion and sense of belonging for young children with disabilities and their…
Heather Van Ness and Monica Brown (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently co-authored a publication with Robbie Marsh (Mercer University) titled, "Building communities of practice: Initial perceptions of an interdisciplinary preparation program for special education teachers and social workers," in the Journal of the…
Monica Brown and Pricella Morris (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) received a five-year, $1.1M Personnel Preparation grant to train undergraduate students majoring in early childhood special education. Project DEEPENDD (Dual Early Educator Preparation- Educating Nevadans for Disability & Diversity) funded by the…
Drew Blasco (Social and Behavioral Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and Asma Awan (Social and Behavioral Health) were selected to receive a UNLV 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award for their project entitled, "Theory-based correlates of help-seeking behavior…
Doctorate student Richard "Rich" Chang (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) presented "Examining Critical Consciousness as a Mediator for the Relationship Between Racial Trauma & Intraminority Solidarity Among BIPOC College Students" as part of a symposium at the Association of Asian American…
Doctoral student Richard "Rich" Chang (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and colleagues presented and led a roundtable discussion, "Using Participatory Action Research to Mentor Students and Establish a Pathway to the Professoriate," at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference in Seattle, Washington, on April 27.…