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

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

A researcher leans down to adjust equipment attached to a standing subject
Research | December 17, 2019

Doctoral candidate Jason Avedesian researches connection between concussions and lower body injuries.

A man in a labcoat sit near a computer
Research | December 17, 2019

Rebel Grad Slam winner Nam Hoang’s research focuses on how tumors trick the body into feeding them, and how to stop it.

sign for "UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center"
Campus News | December 12, 2019

UNLV Medicine clinic offers vital resources to families learning to manage a surprisingly prevalent condition.

couple in front of product display
People | December 11, 2019

With a focus on "clean-beauty" products, 2009 alums Vontoba and Psyche Terry find their shelf space in the crowded skincare market.

man posing near video cameras
Research | December 4, 2019

Graduate student Wenrong Wang harnesses his gaming knowledge to lead an interdisciplinary study on the use of facial recognition.

Graduate College In The News

Vegas Inc
October 14, 2019

When developer Frank Marretti acquired 2 acres across from the UNLV campus along Maryland Parkway in 2013, he wasn’t sure what the future would hold for the land.

American Sex Podcast
July 29, 2019

The societal messages we receive about our genital hair cause us a great deal of turmoil. Should we trim? Shave completely? Or let it grow free? What do our grooming preferences say about us and how do the people we’re intimate with feel about that? On this episode, we examine your personal stories, difficulties, and strategies for caring for your garden down below. We also speak with Lyndsey Craig, an anthropology doctoral candidate studying cross-cultural pubic hair grooming practices. They say that our modern preference for genital baldness is primarily influenced by pornography & the media. Will Lyndsey’s pubic detective work throughout history tell us otherwise? You may be surprised at what you learn!

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 20, 2019

A mother and her son graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas together on Saturday.

The Nevada Independent
May 13, 2019

Some staff members need a bullhorn to corral students through congested high school hallways and exit points. Not Lionel Stoxstell.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 3, 2019

Jennifer Reed, sociology Ph.D. student at UNLV, officiated a marriage ceremony at the school’s Pida Plaza between about 15 people and the Earth.

High Country News
April 24, 2019

‘Pollen-amorous’ leaders host marriages to the Earth in Sin City.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

December 19, 2019
Kate Korgan (Graduate College) has accepted a two-year term on the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Advancement Advisory Committee. This committee — comprised of deans from around the country — advises on the development of advancement priorities and strategies for meeting its goals, facilitates relationships between CGS and nonprofit...
December 6, 2019
Cass Shum (Hospitality) recently received the Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantship Grant through UNLV's Graduate College for her research project "Understanding Employee Online Reviews in the Hospitality Industry." The competitive grant provides funding for a doctoral research assistant for up to three years.
December 3, 2019
Dafne Odette (Architecture) provided a presentation for the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations on the topic of experiential memory formation and retention through various measures that serve to trigger a memory. Her proposal went through a blind peer-review process, and there were more than 200 participants, including...
November 27, 2019
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rhigel Alforque Tan, Alvin Ryan Acupan (all Nursing), and Chad L. Cross (Medicine) co-authored, “Resilience and Psychological Trauma among Filipino American Women” which is published in the December issue of the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Acupan is a graduate student.
November 26, 2019
Vanessa Núñez, Esmeralda C. Cruz Lopez (both Sociology), and Mariana Sarmiento Hernández (Social Work), along with former sociology faculty-in-residence Anna C. Smedley, published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal titled, “La Lucha Sigue: Making the Case for Institutional Support of ...
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public...