Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies provides opportunities for more advanced education than the undergraduate work upon which all graduate programs are founded.

UNO offers opportunities for advanced study and independent investigation in 48 master degree programs, 7 doctoral programs and 23 graduate certificates. Properly admitted students may:

  1. Work towards these degrees:  Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Arts for Teachers of Mathematics, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Music, Master of Accounting, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, and Specialist in Education.
  2. Earn a graduate credit for the issuance or renewal of certificates for teachers, administrators and educational psychologists.
  3. Enhance scholarly and professional achievement.

The Graduate College promotes the spirit of free investigation of the various disciplines and, at the same time, serves to unite the various branches of the University in advancing human knowledge and providing intelligent, capable leadership for society.  The Graduate Faculty offer graduate courses, workshops, institutes, seminars, research and special problems courses, and the supervision of theses or special projects.  For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Studies in Eppley Administration Building (EAB) 203, 402-554-2341,  website:  

A student desiring admission to graduate studies must have earned a bachelor’s degree.  An application for graduate admission must be completed online at

The online application will specify all of the required documentation for the specific program.  Please review and complete the on-line graduate admission application carefully.  For more information about the specific program admission requirements and processes, please see the specific program information online at or contact the appropriate graduate program chair.  The transcripts and other required credentials are then evaluated by the department/school in which the student wishes to do graduate work.

The Dean for Graduate Studies makes the final admission decision and each applicant is notified by mail of acceptance or denial of the application.