Admission Requirements for Master’s Programs
Admission to graduate studies at UNLV requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with either a minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall or a 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate work. Master’s degree programs require that an application for admission be submitted to the Graduate College and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Admission to Masters programs is based on the following criteria:
- GRE scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Professional resume or vita
Applicants may be admitted under provisional status if they are deficient in no more than two of the admission requirements. If the applicant is admitted under provisional status, satisfactory completion of specified course work will be required in order to obtain full admission status.
Applications for M.S. and M.Ed. programs will be considered twice per year. The deadline for receipt of applications for spring admission is October 1 and for fall admission, March 1. Application forms, fees, and official transcripts should be sent to the Graduate College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S, Maryland Parkway, Box 451017, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1017. Further admission information and application forms may be obtained from the UNLV Graduate College website at: http://graduatecollege.unlv.edu/admissions/. Two letters of recommendation, professional resume or vita, GRE scores and a copy of all college transcripts should be submitted to the Department of Sports Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 453031, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3031.
Student Advisory Committee
Students are required to select a graduate advisory committee by the beginning of the third semester of enrollment. Advisory committees must consist of three Sports Education Leadership graduate faculty members (one of which can be an associate graduate faculty member) and a Graduate College representative from outside of the department. The advisory committee should be formed prior to the completion of 16 credit hours. The committee oversees the student’s degree program and ensures all requirements are satisfactorily fulfilled. A temporary advisor is assigned upon acceptance into the program. Once the student becomes acquainted with the faculty, it is his/her responsibility to select an advisory committee.