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Masters Degrees

Accounting

Sonja Pippin with students The Accounting program provides students with the theories and procedures necessary to prepare them for the many facets of the accounting profession, such as public, industrial, managerial, tax and government accounting.

Anthropology

Anthropologist making discoveries Anthropology is the comparative and historical study of human origins and human societies and cultures.

Art

Gallery photo Art offers a diverse program of undergraduate and graduate instruction in both art history and studio art.

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Sciences encompasses many areas of study that explore the atmosphere's physical characteristics, motions and processes, and how these influence all aspects of the environment and human life.

Biochemistry

The sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology examine how molecules important to life carry out their functions within cells.

Biology

Biology apparatus The biology curriculum is designed to provide students with up-to-date training in the biological sciences, including fields of concentration in ecology and evolution as well as molecular and cellular biology.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary graduate program that culminates in a master's degree and/or Ph.D.

Biotechnology

Biotech student The biotechnology program aims to produce well-trained researchers with theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience based on both academic research experiences and internships in the biotechnology industry.

Business Administration

The Business Administration program provides students a highly reputed education in business for both those seeking a general education and those seeking an extensive, graduate level education.

Cell and Molecular Biology

The highly interactive program offers a wide range of study options dealing with contemporary biophysics, cancer, cell biology, chemical biology, immunology, insect biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and plant biology.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical-powered car Chemical engineers apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and related engineering disciplines to the production of goods and materials for society.

Chemistry

Chemistry Chemistry majors complete courses providing a solid background in the physical sciences and mathematics, together with a sequence of courses in general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bridge Our nationally recognized degree programs in civil and environmental engineering give you a chance to work with top faculty in world-class research facilities.

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Simulation Computer science concentrates on theory, design, and applications of digital computers and information-processing techniques.

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Students in classroom College of Education graduate degrees include emphases in marriage and family counseling, school counseling, educational psychology, and information technology in education.

Criminal Justice

Police officer Criminal Justice is an academic field that examines the actions of the formal social mechanism called the criminal justice system. The system is composed of three subsystems: policing/law enforcement agencies, the courts/judiciary and correctional agencies.

Economics

The Economics program is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession.

Educational Leadership

Teacher with student The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.

Electrical Engineering

Antenna in anechoic chamber Electrical engineering students learn about sensors, circuits, energy systems and more. At the bachelor's degree level, students can pursue an emphasis in either biomedical engineering or renewable energy.

Elementary Education

Students The education program enables students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning, display a love of learning, value democracy and pluralism, and engage in reflective practice about one's growth as a teacher.

English

Frandsen Building The English department prepares students for a variety of professions that range from teaching to law, publication to management, public administration to technical writing.

Environmental Sciences and Health

The Environmental Sciences and Health Graduate Program (ES&H) is based on the tenet that graduate education in the environmental sciences requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, physics, and human health.

Equity and Diversity in Education

Students at a desk This program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Finance

A degree in Finance provides students knowledge essential for careers in financial management, banking and other financial institutions, investments, and insurance.

Geography

Geography student in the snow The Department of Geography emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. Coursework emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography).

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineers Geological Engineering is a interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the Earth and its context in the solar system.

Geology

Rock formation and Lake Tahoe Geology is an interdisciplinary science that integrates a range of fields including geology, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics with modern technologies in the study of Earth's processes, environments and history.

Geophysics

Geophysics Hot Spring The Geophysics program provides coursework that examines the physical traits of the Earth and explores its interactions with space. Aspects of geophysics includes the study of the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, volcanism, the hydrological cycle, atmospheric studies and interactions with the Moon and other celestial bodies.

History

Manzanita Lake at sunset Programs in the History Department offer the student understanding in the scholarly discipline of history through the expansion of historical knowledge, the comprehension of historiography, and the practice of critical inquiry. Framing the questions that define particular scholarly debates underlies critical analysis of primary and secondary sources. Students gain exposure to these questions in course work and demonstrate their familiarity with them in comprehensive examinations. Through the department's skills-based curriculum, history majors learn how to think and write like historians. History faculty teach students to think contextually, read historical documents, and become better researchers and writers.

Human Development and Family Studies

Students walking This major prepares students to work with individuals of all ages and their families.

Hydrogeology

A sound foundation in physical, chemical, geological and quantitative sciences as a basis for understanding the hydrologic cycle and managing water resources.

Hydrology

The study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.

Journalism

Programs at the Reynolds School of Journalism are designed to get students thinking about journalistic practices in the 21st Century.

Judicial Studies

As the challenges facing our court systems mount, it is essential that the judiciary be equipped for transition. At the forefront of this movement is the highly successful Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, one of only two such programs offered nationwide. The program offers a Master of Judicial Studies and a Ph.D.

Justice Management

The Master of Justice Management is a special degree program offering a broad selection of courses including foundation courses in justice theory and process, essentials of justice management, and courses specific to areas of concentration such as Juvenile Justice Management, Adult Justice Management, and Executive Court and Agency Administration.

Land Use Planning

survey equipment The curriculum provides a foundation in planning tools and methods, along with a thorough analysis of contemporary land-use planning practice including the most innovative approaches.

Literacy Studies

Knowledge Center Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature, and influenced by linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural factors.

Management

A student with a degree in Management will have the skills necessary to maintain responsibility for a company's inbound and outbound logistics, operations, marketing and sales, and service.

Materials Science and Engineering

Beaker and flask Materials science and engineering includes elements from a variety of engineering disciplines. Graduating students are at the forefront of developing and testing materials that can stand up to extreme environments or outperform existing materials. Students utilize state-of-the-art characterization tools such as chromatographs, electron microscopes, and spectrometers to study these materials.

Mathematics

PI on a chalkboard The bachelor's degrees in mathematics have options for applied mathematics, discrete mathematics/operations research, statistics, or general study.

Mechanical Engineering

Student works on a UAS Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, and our graduates are versatile problem solvers. They learn to communicate effectively, design mechanical systems and find creative answers to real-world problems.

Metallurgical Engineering

Melting metals The technology involves converting natural mineral resources into useful products for society

Mining Engineering

Mining heavy equipment Mining Engineering trains students to perform the various functions typically exercised by mining engineers: plan, design, operate, and close mines.

Music

Xylophone Music programs within the Department are dedicated to the professional training of students in music education, applied performance, and music history. The Department's dedication to student and faculty participation in ensemble performance reflects the belief that interactive rehearsals and live performances teach music students the technology and social dynamics of being a musician. It is in ensemble playing where musical ideas are animated individually, instrument by instrument, but shared as a collaborative experience with fellow musicians and with the listening audience.

Music Education

Jazz students in hallway Music Education degrees are unique in that the result of the program not only enhances the student's personal skills as a musician, providing opportunities for further development, but the program also prepares the student for teaching others how to explore their own musical interests and talents. The Department of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno offers the Bachelor of Music, Music Education and Master of Music, Music Education degrees with three different fields of concentration attached to each in order to accommodate the background, musical preferences and educational goals of students interested in Music Education as a professional career choice.

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

This program emphasizes the functioning of range, forest and aquatic ecosystems, and includes the following areas of specialization: Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, including Watershed Science, Environmental Science, Forest Rangeland, wildlife ecology conservation biology, and Forest and Range Management.

Nursing

Nursing is the foundational preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing.

Nutrition

A degree in nutrition/dietetics provides students with a strong science background, laboratory experiences and community and clinical opportunities related to human health and nutrition.

Online Executive MBA

With an integrated blend of theory and practice, the Executive MBA is perfect for mid-career executives and experienced professionals who want to advance in today’s challenging work world.

Philosophy

Student thinking Philosophy is the study of disciplined thinking-the ability to read and listen critically, to address problems systematically, and to express ideas articulately.

Physics

Crane removing telescope from MacLean house The study of all fundamental forces and processes from the subatomic to the "astronomic" size scales is the purview of physics.

Political Science

American flag Political science is the study of power and who wields it and to what end. Political science majors study how governments interact with individuals or other governments and examine the results of those interactions.

Psychology

Students at lake Psychology majors learn about human behavior and its context.

Public Administration

Reno skyline The major focus in the MPA course of study is on a professional education that links academic inquiry with career training and development.

Public Health

Nursing student The School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, provides high-quality graduate education of current and future public health professionals that will work in health departments and other health related institutions.

Secondary Education

High school students The Secondary Education Program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.

Social Work

Students in the Social Work major The bachelor of social work degree includes course and field work that prepare students for entry-level professional social work practice. The degree also prepares students for admission to graduate school.

Sociology

Manzanita Lake Sociology is the study of humans in their social groupings.

Spanish

Spanish flag Spanish includes courses in Peninsular, Hispanic-American, and U.S. Latino culture and literature.

Special Education

Teachers at a table Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Student and Paitent Speech Pathology explores the basic human communication and swallowing processes of biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.

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