Graduate Admissions

Welcome to the Graduate Admissions Portal

Sierra Nevada College’s masters and graduate degree programs meld individualized professional teaching and mentoring with schedules tailored to the demands of adult lives.

Graduate Degree Programs in Education

Secure your future in education, with a Master’s degree and coursework which integrates the best of educational theory with the practical skills you need to succeed in the classroom.

All programs are approved by Nevada Department of Education, and lead to a master’s degree and either a Nevada Teacher License or advanced endorsement.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) >

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program, for individuals who want to become classroom teachers, is flexible, affordable, and provides an unparalleled level of faculty engagement. The full program is available in both northern Nevada, at our campuses in Reno and Incline Village, and in southern Nevada at our Las Vegas campus. All MAT classes are scheduled outside of school hours for the convenience of working teachers. The MAT requirements can be met with a professional project.

Master of Education in Administration (M.Ed.A.) >

The Master of Education in Administration (MEdA) is a 100% online program leading to a master’s degree and an advanced endorsement in Administration. Learn the concepts and techniques to effectively manage people and drive instructional improvements. Develop the empathy and skills to lead effectively in an environment of diverse cultures, backgrounds and learning styles.

This degree program includes in-depth training in public education legal issues and school finance, including state regulations.

Master of Education in English Language Acquisition and Development (M.Ed.ELAD) >

The Master of Education in ELAD (M.Ed.ELAD) is a 100% online program leading to a master’s degree and an endorsement in English Language Acquisition and Development (previously TESL). Learn the concepts and pedagogical skills to effectively teach linguistically diverse students. Explore research-based strategies that use the principles of English language development to enhance learning and promote academic achievement for your entire classroom.

Dual Degree Program (B.A. + M.A.T.) >

This combined program for undergraduate students enables you to gain your bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, and M.A.T. in approximately 5 years.

Low Residency Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Programs

Develop the expressive and professional skills to realize your personal vision and build a sustainable creative practice.

SNC’s two year Low Residency MFA programs alternate short but intensive bi-annual on-campus residencies with distance-learning semesters. Students are paired with accomplished professional mentors and teachers to hone their expressive voice within a context of creative exploration.

MFA in Creative Writing >

The MFA in Creative Writing graduate program is a transformative engagement and conversation with the art of writing. The residencies are eight day immersions in workshops, seminars, readings and discussions exploring all facets of the writing life. Each faculty member is a gifted and experienced writer committed to a focused, individualized relationship with each student they work with – the full list of current faculty can be found HERE.

MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts >

This program’s interdisciplinary approach addresses the challenges and responsibilities faced by contemporary artists in an evolving global environment by focusing on the skill development, experimentation, and collaborative dialogue that fosters creative solutions and the practice of art.

  Meet the Graduate Admissions Team