University of Nevada-Las Vegas Graduate Schools

University of Nevada-Las Vegas (referred to as UNLV) is a Public, 4 years school located in Las Vegas, NV. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,607 for Nevada residents and $22,698 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,278 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 31,142 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Nevada-Las Vegas (referred to as UNLV) is a Public, 4 years school located in Las Vegas, NV. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (12/1/1964 - Current).
UNLV Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
Address4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, NV 89154
Phone702-895-3011
Webhttps://www.unlv.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.unlv.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://finaid.unlv.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,607 for Nevada residents and $22,698 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,278 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 31,142 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 335 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$22,698
$6,607 for Nevada Residents
Student Population5,278
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs335 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,607 for Nevada residents and $22,698 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $306 for Nevada residents and $642 for out-of-state students.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)3 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,607 for Nevada residents and $22,698 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.35% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Nevada ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$5,144$632$19,332$632
2018-2019$5,252$682$19,724$682
2019-2020$5,459$699$20,510$699
2020-2021$5,675$634$21,328$634
2021-2022$5,823$784$21,914$784
The graduate school tuition & fees of UNLV is average compared to public graduate schools in Nevada. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Nevada graduate tuition is $22,539 (public) / $25,708 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Nevada-Las Vegas$6,607$22,698
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Nevada Graduate Schools$17,962$22,777
Public$6,449$22,539
Private$25,708
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $18,108 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. On-campus living costs are increased by 7.49% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $18,026. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.44% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,806$3,682$9,286$5,756
2018-2019$10,780$4,020$9,804$6,074
2019-2020$10,892$4,288$9,998$6,380
2020-2021$10,924$4,368$10,830$6,596
2021-2022$11,512$4,926$11,430$6,596
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $306 for Nevada residents and $642 for other students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.88% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Nevada ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$269$566
2018-2019$275$577
2019-2020$286$600
2020-2021$297$624
2021-2022$306$642
The law school tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $28,240 for Nevada residents and $40,640 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $34,880 for Nevada residents and $64,750 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Nevada ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Dentistry$55,692$1,635$95,427$1,635
Medicine$33,556$1,324$63,426$1,324
Law$26,900$1,340$39,300$1,340

Graduate Programs at UNLV

University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers 207 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,680 students have completed their study at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Offered Degrees at University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7211,130
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship801180
Doctor's degree - other90305
Post Bachelor's Degree35049
Post Master's Degree11016
Total20721,680
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Nevada-Las Vegas by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Public Administration program with 27 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Curriculum and Instruction program with 192 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 166 completers.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers 207 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,680 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,130 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 305 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 49 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 16 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 15 completers-
Architecture0$47,000
Interior Architecture0-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology15-
Communication and Journalism [+] 11 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7-
Mass Communication/Media Studies4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 70 completers-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician10-
Information Science/Studies0-
Computer Science17-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)43-
Education [+] (1 completers) 415 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction170$52,700
Educational Leadership and Administration32$57,800
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration15-
Urban Education and Leadership27-
Special Education and Teaching117$50,300
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services21$36,900
Early Childhood Education and Teaching21-
Health Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor12-
Engineering [+] 34 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2-
Civil Engineering16-
Transportation and Highway Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Mechanical Engineering7-
Construction Engineering0-
Engineering (other)2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 4 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Legal Studies [+] 8 completers-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law8-
English Language and Literature [+] 20 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Creative Writing20-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Biochemistry0-
Exercise Physiology0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Nutrition Sciences3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 11 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11-
Physical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Astronomy1-
Chemistry0-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science1-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)6-
Physics2-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 0 completers-
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Psychology [+] 9 completers-
Psychology5-
Educational Psychology4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 13 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies13-
Human Services [+] 134 completers-
Public Administration64$57,600
Public Policy Analysis0-
Social Work70$48,000
Social Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Anthropology6-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics8-
Political Science and Government6-
Sociology2-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 30 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts9-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3-
Fine/Studio Arts2-
Music16-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 116 completers-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology6-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management24$69,000
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling27-
Public Health17-
Health/Medical Physics4-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse38$98,000
Business [+] 187 completers-
Business Administration and Management89$84,500
Accounting50$56,800
Hospitality Administration/Management38$67,900
Management Information Systems0-
Management Science10-
Construction Management0-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total1,130
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Studies0-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 0 completers-
Latin American Studies0-
African-American/Black Studies0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Information Science/Studies0-
Computer Science0-
Education [+] 22 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction14-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Special Education and Teaching5-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0-
French Language Teacher Education0-
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Education (other)0-
Engineering [+] 11 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering0-
Civil Engineering5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering2-
Construction Engineering0-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Linguistics0-
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
General Studies0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Applied Mathematics0-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Human Biology7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1-
Physical Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Astronomy2-
Chemistry1-
Chemistry (other)0-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)3-
Physics2-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 0 completers-
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Psychology [+] 15 completers-
Psychology12-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology0-
Educational Psychology3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 4 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies4-
0-
Human Services [+] 12 completers-
Public Policy Analysis12-
Social Work (other)0-
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Anthropology1-
Political Science and Government2-
Sociology2-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 5 completers-
Music5-
Music Pedagogy0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 68 completers-
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling0-
Public Health3-
Health/Medical Physics0-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist2-
Physical Therapy/Therapist43-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor0-
0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Nursing Science20-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Clinical Nurse Specialist0-
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (other)0-
Business [+] 8 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Operations Management and Supervision0-
Finance and Financial Management Services (other)0-
Hospitality Administration/Management8-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management0-
Restaurant/Food Services Management0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations0-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Total180
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 166 completers-
Law166-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Policy Analysis0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 139 completers-
Dentistry89-
Medicine50-
Health/Medical Physics0-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist0-
Physical Therapy/Therapist0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Nursing Science0-
Total305
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 0 completers-
Architecture and Related Services (other)0-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 0 completers-
Women's Studies0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician1-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] 22 completers-
Education0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration4-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1-
Elementary Education and Teaching3-
Secondary Education and Teaching4-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5-
Technical Teacher Education1-
Education (other)2-
Engineering [+] 4 completers-
Engineering (other)4-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Psychology [+] 2 completers-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology2-
Human Services [+] 10 completers-
Public Administration10-
Social Work (other)0-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Social Sciences1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0-
Music Pedagogy0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics2-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling0-
Public Health2-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor0-
0-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)0-
Business [+] 5 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
Management Information Systems2-
Total49
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 2 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction2-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Psychology [+] 13 completers-
School Psychology13-
Educational Psychology0-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Social Work (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Music (other)1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Clinical Nurse Specialist0-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)0-
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (other)0-
Total16

Graduate Student Population at UNLV

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,278 students enrolled into University of Nevada-Las Vegas graduate schools where it has total 31,142 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,018 full-time and 2,260 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,147 male and 3,131 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,2782,1473,131
Full-time3,0181,2581,760
Part-tme2,2608891,371
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,317 White (43.90%), 400 Black/African American (7.58%), 950 Hispanic (18.00%), 583 Asian (11.05%), and 1,028 students with other races. 340 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,2782,1473,131
American Indian/Native American17413
Asian583243340
Black/African American400130270
Hispanic950341609
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander16214
White2,3171,0041,313
Two More368134234
Un-Known287128159
Non-resident Alien340161179
University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,559 graduate students (48.48% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 827 graduate students (15.67% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,278
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,559
Enrolled Some Online Courses827
Not in Online Courses1,892
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. 991 students are aged 20 to 24 (18.78% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 334 students are aged above 50 (6.33%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,2782,1473,131
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2132428
Age 22-24959337622
Age 25-291,8498121,037
Age 30-34883403480
Age 35-39566229337
Age 40-49654246408
Age 50-64302102200
Over 64321418

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