International Graduate Admissions

Nevada Global offers a streamlined admissions process for graduate international students. Our team will make sure you are prepared to start your degree with confidence.

Graduate Entry Requirements

University of Nevada, Reno graduate degree programs are offered with different admissions tracks specifically designed to set international students up for success. Our admissions team will place you in the appropriate track for your needs.

TOEFL
IELTS
Duolingo (DET)
PTE
Cambridge
Graduate Direct
79
6.5
105
59
176
Advanced MAP
74
6
100
50
160
MAP
68
5.5
90
46
155

English Language Proficiency Waivers Based on Official Language

Graduation with a bachelor’s degree or higher earned in residence from an accredited English-medium US institution or an institution in one of the following countries, with instruction conducted in English. Degrees earned online may not be used to verify English proficiency.

Students coming from the following English-speaking countries are exempt from the English language testing requirements: Antigua/Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Guyana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except for Quebec), Ghana, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands (British, US) and US Territories.

Civil and Environmental Eng – Environmental Engineering

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Civil or Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems
Engineering Hydrology
Calculus I & II
* Pre-reqs may be taken as part of a study plan
Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
Fall and Spring

QUD Equivalencies for Civil Engineering: Architecture Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management and Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Mining Engineering, Road and Railway Engineering, Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Road and Bridge Engineering, Structural Engineering

QUD Equivalencies for Environmental Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Earth Science, Environmental Resources, Environmental Science

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Environmental Systems: Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Water and Wastewater Treatment
Engineering Hydrology: Environmental Resource Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Water Resource Engineering

Civil and Environmental Eng – Geotechnical Engineering

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering
Mechanics of Solids
Construction Materials
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Calculus I & II
* Pre-reqs may be taken as part of a study plan
Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
Fall and Spring

QUD Equivalencies for Civil Engineering: Architecture Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management and Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Mining Engineering, Road and Railway Engineering, Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Road and Bridge Engineering, Structural Engineering

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Construction Materials: Civil Engineering Materials, Engineering Material Science, Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (laboratory course)
Mechanics of Solids: Strength of Materials I-III; Mechanics of Materials, Static and Mechanics of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and Materials
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Eng – Pavement Engineering and Science

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering
Mechanics of Solids
Construction Materials
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Calculus I & II
* Pre-reqs may be taken as part of a study plan
Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
Fall and Spring

QUD Equivalencies for Civil Engineering: Architecture Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management and Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Mining Engineering, Road and Railway Engineering, Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Road and Bridge Engineering, Structural Engineering.

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Construction Materials: Civil Engineering Materials, Engineering Material Science, Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (laboratory course)
Mechanics of Solids: Strength of Materials I-III; Mechanics of Materials, Static and Mechanics of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and Materials
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Eng – Structural and Earthquake Engineering

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering
Mechanics of Solids
Structural Analysis
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Concrete Design I
Structural Steel Design
Calculus I and II
* Pre-reqs may be taken as part of study plan
Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
Fall and Spring

QUD Equivalencies for Civil Engineering: Architecture Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management and Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Mining Engineering, Road and Railway Engineering, Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Road and Bridge Engineering, Structural Engineering.

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Mechanics of Solids: Strength of Materials I-III; Mechanics of Materials, Static and Mechanics of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and Materials
Structural Analysis: Structural Engineering, Analysis of Structural Systems, Structural Loads and Resistance
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering

Chemical Engineering, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering
N/A
None
Fall and Spring

Computer Science and Engineering, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Computer Science from an accredited university
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Data Structures
Operating Systems
Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
Fall and Spring

QUD Equivalencies for CS Engineering:
Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Computer Science I:
Computer Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Computing, Fundamentals of Computing Engineering, Fundamentals of Information Technology, Information Theory and Coding Basis, Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Computer System and Platform Technology.

Computer Science II:
Intro Programming and Data Structures, Introduction to Programming and Algorithms, Object Oriented Programming, Principles of Programming Languages, Programming and Data Structures, Programming Laboratory, Programming Languages, Computer Programming, Advanced Programming, Comparative Programming Languages, Programming and Data Structures, Programming Language Concepts, Programming Language Fundamentals, Structured Computer Programming

Data Structures:
Data structures and Algorithms, Algorithm and Computer Programming, Analysis and Design of Algorithms.

Health Analytics and Biostatistics, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree in Math, Statistics, all types of Engineering, Finance, Economics, Biology, Physics or equivalent from an accredited university.
Statistics – any discipline is acceptable with a grade B or better.
OR
Calculus I and II with B or better
Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
Fall

Public Health: Epidemiology, MPH

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct
3.0
If GPA is below 3.0 but higher than 2.75 application will be considered if GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework is 3.0 or higher
Four year undergraduate degree from an accredited university, must have evidence of quantitative coursework
Statistics – any discipline is acceptable with a grade B or better
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV 2, Letter of Recommendation
Fall

Business Administration, MBA

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP
2.75
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university
None, but students without an undergraduate business background must take the business core which could be up to 6 courses
Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
1 Letter of Recommendation
2 years work experience (can be part-time or full-time or internship)
Fall, Spring

Economics, MA

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Calculus I or equivalent
*Pre-reqs may be taken as part of study plan
1 Letter of Recommendation
Fall, Spring

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Calculus I: Advanced Mathematics 1, Accelerated Calculus, Calculus and Analytical Geometry, Calculus IA, Calculus for Engineers, Calculus I for Engineering, Calculation 1, Engineering Math 1, Fundamental Engineering Math I, Integral Calculus, Introduction to Multivariable, Calculus, Mathematics (A), Mathematics 1(A), Mathematics I, Math with Several Variables, Math for Economics

Finance, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university
Statistics for Decision Making
Calculus I
Financial Accounting
*Pre-reqs may be taken as part of study plan
Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Recommendation
Fall, Spring
AMAP, MAP
2.75
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university
Statistics for Decision Making
Calculus I
Financial Accounting
*Pre-reqs may be taken as part of study plan
Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Recommendation
Fall, Spring

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Statistics for Decision Making -Business Math and Statistics, Business Statistics, Econometric Methods, Mathematics and Statistics, Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions, Quantitative Techniques, Statistical Methods in Economics, Statistics for Business Decisions, Statistics for Business Economics

Calculus I – Advanced Mathematics 1, Accelerated Calculus, Calculus and Analytical Geometry, Calculus IA, Calculus for Engineers, Calculus I for Engineering, Calculation 1, Engineering Math 1, Fundamental Engineering Math I, Integral Calculus, Introduction to Multivariable, Calculus, Mathematics (A), Mathematics 1(A), Mathematics I, Math with Several Variables, Math for Economics

Financial Accounting – Financial Reporting & Analysis, Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

Information Systems, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements*
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
2.75
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university
Statistics
IT Course
Project Management Course or experience
*Pre-reqs may be taken as part of study plan
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 1 Letter of Recommendation if GPA is below 3
Fall, Spring

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies:
Statistics – Applied Statistics, Business Math, Business Statistics, Intro Statistics, Intro to Business Analytics, Probability and Engineering Statistics, Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Probability and Statistics, Simulation and Statistical Analysis, Statistic Methods, Statistics for Engineering Applications, Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

IT course – Intro to Info systems, Computer Applications, Mgmt. of Info Systems, Information Technology, Information Technology and Its Application in Business, Principles of Information Systems

Project Management – Business Analysis and Process Mgmt, Intro to Project Management, Engineering Project Management, Foundation of Project Management, Intro to Data Analysis, Data Analytics

Mathematics, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct, AMAP, MAP
3.4 GPA or higher in math courses and A or B in Analysis
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university. BS or BA in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics Education
Analysis or Real Analysis
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV
Fall, Spring

Biotechnology, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or medical-related fields
C or better: 2 semesters of general Biology
2 semesters of Inorganic Chemistry w/ Lab
1 semester of Organic Chemistry w/ lab
1 semester of general Physics w/ lab
Principles of Genetics
Introductory Biochemistry
Analytical Biochemistry Lab
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV
Fall, Spring
AMAP and MAP
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or medical-related fields
C or better: 2 semesters of general Biology
2 semesters of Inorganic Chemistry w/ Lab
1 semester of Organic Chemistry w/ lab
1 semester of general Physics w/ lab
Principles of Genetics
Introductory Biochemistry
Analytical Biochemistry Lab
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV
Fall, Spring

Atmospheric Science, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university in a STEM discipline
Calculus 1 & 2
2 Semesters of Physics
2 Semesters of Chemistry
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV
Fall, Spring

Hydrology, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university in a STEM discipline
Calculus 1 & 2
2 Semesters of Physics
2 Semesters of Chemistry
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV
Fall, Spring

Hydrogeology, MS

GPA
Qualifying Undergraduate Degree
Prerequisite Requirements
Additional Requirements
Intake Cycles
Graduate Direct
3.0
Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university in a STEM discipline
Calculus 1 & 2
2 Semesters of Physics
2 Semesters of Chemistry
Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV
Fall, Spring

Dates & Costs

Shorelight Signature Student Experience services – including application assistance, visa help, student services, academic support, campus transition, and career services – are included in your University of Nevada, Reno program cost. Opt-in programs and services may cost extra. Fees for tuition, housing, dining, and additional services will vary by school, degree program, housing location and amenities, selected meal plan, and similar preferences.

For important dates and detailed tuition, housing, and dining costs please visit our Shorelight profile page.

$43,238

Typical cost for two semesters

26,572 Tuition
6,900 Housing
5,270 Dining
2,659 Insurance
1,837 Fees

How to Apply

Begin your international student application below. You can save your progress and resume later. You will receive a confirmation email once we have received your application. If you have questions about your application, please contact us.

Before you begin, you will need the following documents:

  • High school/secondary school transcripts and any postsecondary transcripts
  • Copy of your passport
  • English-language test scores

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3% international students

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