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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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Arts and Culture |

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart welcomes MFA candidate Karla Lagunas through Sept. 14; Lagunas created an installation, Meta-Telos III.

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People |

Recent UNLV graduate Jalen Valdecantos shares his appreciation of the culture and landmarks he observed as part of Lee Business School's Global Entrepreneurship Experience.

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People |

UNLV students explore local culture and sights as part of Lee Business School's Global Entrepreneurship Experience.

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People |

The two-time alumnus and now doctoral student helps show prospective Rebels everything UNLV has to offer as assistant director for visitor experience and engagement.

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Campus News |

Here's how Lee Business School students consistently bring home trophies — and resume-building experiences — from national business case competitions. 

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Business and Community |

Designs on utility boxes at The Degree were created by College of Fine Arts students.

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

Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza, Blanca E. Rincón (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), Brent M. Drake (formerly Decision Support), J. Judd Harbin (formerly Student Affairs Strategic Planning and Assessment), and Kyle Ethelbah (Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) published a study, "Oceania in the Desert: A QuantCrit…
Megan Griffard and Bradley Marianno (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) received a $90,000 grant from EdFund to study how school districts in Nevada are supporting emergent bilinguals and students experiencing poverty through the Pupil-Centered Funding Plan (PCFP). 
Katherine A. Feather and UNLV doctoral student Julia Maranville (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and colleagues published, "Impact of COVID-19 on children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder living in the rural regions of Arizona" in the Journal or Rural Mental Health.
S. Kathleen Krach (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently co-authored an article on the well-being of school psychology faculty as part of a retention/recruitment effort to discover why there is a shortage in this area. It was published in Contemporary School Psychology.
LeAnne Salazar Montoya's (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) recent publication, "Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: What’s in a Name?", examines the intricate meanings and implications behind the terms equity, diversity, and inclusion within contemporary discussions and practices. The work delves into how these concepts are…
Associate professor Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) provided commentary on issues with new FAFSA implementation in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Last week, Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona released a letter to Federal Student Aid (FSA) staff which acknowledged the errors made and a need…