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  • Accounting (M.Acc.)

    The accounting major 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. Students gain the knowledge base and conceptual infrastructure needed to make valuable contributions as business professionals in a global economy.

  • Addiction Treatment (Minor)

    The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies provides training, technical assistance, evaluation, research and other services to support addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Students can pursue undergraduate certificates and minors, as well as an advanced graduate certificate in addiction treatment services.

  • Basque Studies (Minor)

    The Center for Basque Studies is an international study center dedicated to research into and publishing on Basque topics. We provide basic Basque language instruction, give classes on many Basque topics, host international scholars and conferences, promote research, offer a Ph.D. and undergraduate minor, and publish a wide variety of books.

  • Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

    The master's program in behavior analysis is fully accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and its curriculum is pre-approved by ABAI as meeting the course requirements for students pursuing their BCBA. The curriculum includes 37 total credits and can be completed in five 15-week semesters. This program includes research training, certification exam preparation, and practical training coordination.

  • Behavior Analysis - Satellite Program

    The Satellite Program in Behavior Analysis (SPBA) provides training through partnerships with human service agencies, universities, and other organizations worldwide. Courses can be delivered online or in a hybrid learning format. The master’s program is fully accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Curriculum is pre-approved by ABAI as meeting the course requirements for students pursuing their BCBA in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. The curriculum includes 37 total credits and can be completed in 2.5 years. This program includes research training, BCBA certification exam preparation, and practical training coordination.

  • Business Administration (EMBA)

    Today's business leaders face increasingly complex responsibilities, demanding extensive knowledge of all functional areas of business. Maintaining and enhancing managerial and leadership capital is key to success. The objective of the business administration degrees are to prepare students for managerial and executive positions.

  • Business Analytics (M.S.)

    The online master of science in business analytics provides skills in data interpretation and analysis. Graduates will be able to combine an understanding of business needs with data analysis in order to develop smart business decisions supported by empirical evidence. 

  • Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine (Certificate)

    Cannabis medicine is a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry, yet trusted and credible information is hard to come by. For healthcare professionals seeking a career in cannabis medicine, or looking to add cannabis expertise to their existing practice, this course offers expert, in-depth instruction on the medical properties of cannabis. Studying Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine will advance your knowledge and practice of cannabis for healthcare providers and enable you (or allied health professionals) to meaningfully engage in patient needs and support.

  • Cannabis Law and Policy (Certificate)

    Laws around cannabis are complex and ever-changing, making legal compliance a significant challenge for cannabis businesses. With a cross-disciplinary approach to key industry sectors, this certificate gives you the information and insights needed to participate in the world of cannabis regulation, compliance and public policy.

    Starting with Cannabis 101, the program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of federal and state cannabis regulation, and the historical events that led to the formation of these laws. You’ll explore industry legislation, common regulatory dilemmas, the process of securing state and local licenses, and more compliance-related content.

    With the option to specialize in agriculture, entrepreneurial, or healthcare law and policy, this program is designed to give students the range and depth of information needed to meaningfully engage with the legal landscape around cannabis.

  • The Business of Cannabis (Certificate)

    For anyone considering a career in cannabis or hemp, specialist knowledge is the key to unlocking the industry’s most exciting opportunities. The cannabis landscape is complex, ever-changing and unique. This certificate will provide you with a clear understanding of the cannabis industry, how it got there, and where it’s going.

    Studying the Business of Cannabis, you’ll develop critical business skills like risk analysis, scaling operations and regulatory compliance. View cannabis — and your future in the industry — with a well-informed and entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture (Certificate)

    Cannabis agriculture is a complex but rewarding process. One that takes insightful understanding to achieve successful results. This program provides both novice and experienced growers with the accurate information needed to effectively engage in cannabis production, management, and cultivation.

    In six months, you’ll learn how to care for cannabis plants, study cannabis botany and genetics, and explore plant growth techniques. As you gain experience, you’ll elect to specialize in the indoor or outdoor grow track with immersive and experiential learning opportunities to work hands-on with hemp or dioecious plants.

    In the past, cannabis horticulture has been stigmatized, with a lack of industry standards resulting in misinformation. Here, you’ll have access to accurate and informative learnings from expert growers, as you develop a portfolio of work and earn a credible cannabis qualification.

  • Computational Literacy (Certificate)

    Many people assume working with computers, robots, CNC machines and automation will never be an option for them. As a result, they miss significant opportunities. Our Computational Literacy for Modern Careers Certificate aims to change this. If you are willing to put in the effort, we will take you on a journey where you will learn how computers think, how they operate and how you can use them to solve problems. In addition to learning hard skills, you’ll develop important soft skills, including the ability to focus, pay attention to detail, communicate, solve problems, use logic and make correct decisions, persevere and adapt to changing conditions.

    If you have the capability to learn and the desire to grow, this training program is for you. Throughout the program, students use a virtual robot to solve various simple tasks. This allows students to learn essential skills such as how to identify repeating patterns and how to break complex problems into simpler ones. Upon completing the program, students will have acquired the mindset and skills needed to successfully deal with automation and intelligent machines.

  • Creative Writing (MFA)

    Our program was built entirely by writers, to guide authors organically through the exploration of their craft and thorough preparation for a sustainable life of creation and publication. No other program nurtures a writer from line and sentence to essay, story, poetry collection or novel like ours does.

    Over five distance-learning semesters punctuated by five week-long residencies, students will focus on their chosen genre (be it fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction) while exploring new territories of artistic expression.

  • Cybersecurity (M.S.)

    We offer cybersecurity education in an interdisciplinary environment that seeks to integrate technical expertise, business savvy and social context in developing holistic perspectives on cybersecurity challenges. Offered under the umbrella of the University's Cybersecurity Center, our cybersecurity degrees and programs equip graduates to provide industry-ready solutions to ever evolving cyber threats.

  • Data Analyst (Certificate)

    This self-paced online Data Analyst Career Certificate Program provides you a university career certificate and the knowledge, practical experience, competency and confidence to qualify for high-paying data analyst jobs. This program is suitable for you if you are seeking to enhance your career or looking for a new career in a high-demand occupation. You will learn how to do it all in data analytics: from cleaning data to presenting it in visual form, performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, interpreting data and making predictions.

  • Digital Marketing Essentials (Certificate)

    To be competitive, it is essential to be well-versed in digital best practices. In this online program, you will learn about and apply strategies that are imperative to navigating digital waters successfully. Grow a deeper understanding of your brand, communication goals, content development, digital advertising, email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media. Develop your digital marketing plan and the confidence to execute it.

  • Education: Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

    Program director: Jafeth Sanchez |
    Application deadlines: Nov 1 (Spring)
    Program info: EL handbook | EL website | EL faculty | COEHD Graduate Assistantships

    Additional program-specific admission requirements:

    1. Letter of intent/Statement of purpose
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Sample of written work
    4. Signed College of Education dispositions form must be submitted for the application to be considered complete

    Additional program-specific admission recommendations:

    1. Curriculum Vitae/resume

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  • Endorsement to Teach Advanced Computer Science (partially online)

    The State of Nevada will soon require every high school to offer at least one year-long course in the field of computer science, leading to an increased need for educators that are qualified to teach computer science. Along with two programming courses, the State requires a computer science concepts course and a computer science methods course to obtain the Endorsement to Teach Advanced Computer Science.  These online courses can be completed as part of the endorsement and/or as part of the Master of Secondary Education Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

  • Education: Equity & Diversity in Education (M.S.)

    The equity and diversity in education program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance knowledge, skills and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Multiple dimensions of human diversity are addressed through in the program, with special attention to gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, language, social class and exceptionality.

  • Gaming Management (Courses)

    Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is offering select gaming management courses in a fully online format. Courses will provide hours toward the 90-hour Certificate in Gaming Management from the University of Nevada, Reno Gaming Management Program offered through Extended Studies. These courses are designed for entry-level managers and those aspiring to be in gaming management positions.

  • Education: Reading Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

    Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature and influenced by linguistic, psychological and sociocultural factors. We prepare and support teachers and researchers to better understand pressing literacy issues and to meet the literacy needs of every student. Students develop advanced knowledge in teaching reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary development.

  • Education: Special Education (M.Ed.)

    Three specialties within the master's degree in special education can be completed online: behavior analytic interventions in special education; generalist specialty and the specialty in intellectual disability.

  • Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA)

    The low-residency MFA program uses an interdisciplinary approach to art-making. We encourage participants to consider how we engage the material and social worlds of our respective environments—from personal, to political, to planetary.

    The program consists of two, intensive 10-day on-campus residencies during summer and winter sessions over the course of 2.5 years. During the fall and spring semesters, students work in their home studios and continue relationships with faculty mentors and fellow colleagues via email exchange, online seminars, blog contributions and other social media.

  • Justice Management (MJM)

    This 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.

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)

    For already-licensed RNs, our online RN to BSN program allows you to take the next step in your career by earning your bachelor of science in nursing. A BSN in nursing can open doors for you in you career to move into more specialized areas of nursing or puruse a career in nursing management.

  • Nursing (MSN)

    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the University of Nevada, Reno is designed to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice, educator and leadership positions in health care.

  • Nursing (DNP)

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed as a terminal practice degree for clinically practicing nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and nursing leaders in health care organizations.

    The University of Nevada, Reno offers two options for earning this degree: a Post-Master's DNP program and a BSN to DNP program.

  • Project Management (Certificate)

    This program provides a thorough introduction to project management best practices and industry-wide standards in an online format for those who prefer a flexible, interactive, online learning experience. The project management processes covered in this course are applicable to projects of any size in such diverse fields as finance, research and development, engineering, biotechnology, information technology and construction. Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned basic project management tools and concepts to plan and lead a project of medium complexity to a successful conclusion.

  • Public Health (MPH)

    Public health is a dynamic profession covering a broad spectrum of services. This program prepares graduates for employment in nearly any area of the public health industry. The comprehensive curriculum includes public health policy, finance and budget, health informatics, epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Public Health Data Management and Analysis (Graduate Certificate)

    We’ve carefully designed this certificate to lay an interdisciplinary foundation for individuals crunching the numbers that drive critical health initiatives for at-risk populations. Your coursework will cover essential concepts in GIS and spatial analysis, biostatistics and epidemiological surveillance. As a result, you’ll emerge with the enhanced quantitative expertise required to collect, manage and evaluate a wide range of public health data.

  • Public Health Program Development (Graduate Certificate)

    Through four multidisciplinary courses, you’ll explore issues in health equity, cultural competence, emergency preparedness, health administration and policymaking. Whether your goal is to pivot into a different area of your existing organization or advance in your current field, we can prepare you to make a widespread impact on at-risk populations and the public.

  • Python Developer (Certificate)

    This self-paced online Python Developer Career Certificate Program provides you the knowledge, practical experience, competency and confidence to qualify for high-paying Python programmer jobs. The program is suitable for anyone seeking to enhance their career or looking for a new career in a high-demand occupation. This online program utilizes active, self-paced, Learn-By-Doing training. This innovative approach provides bite-sized lessons, requiring you to show that you have mastered each concept by completing exercises before moving on to the next module. This competency-based approach builds your knowledge as well as your practical experience, both of which are needed to qualify for most Python developer job openings.

  • Renewable Energy (Graduate Certificate)

    We offer two programs in renewable energy, open to students in all fields, that are designed to complement their chosen field of study by exposing them to crucial technical, economic and social issues relevant to renewable energy. These interdisciplinary programs help students apply knowledge gained in their majors to alternative and renewable energy.

  • Social Work (MSW)

    Social work is a popular major among students who want to help others. Countless people today depend on aid and advice from social workers. The emotional rewards that come with helping clients can also be significant and keep social workers engaged in their field. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree options, including a robust field experience training platform as well.

  • Sports Management (Graduate Certificate)

    The Graduate Certificate in Sports Management in the College of Business is designed for early- and mid-career sports industry professionals to hone their skills while gaining in-depth knowledge about the business of sport from industry leaders and College of Business faculty. The program is offered online, and includes a one-credit, two-day seminar in Lake Tahoe.

  • XR Development with Unity (Certificate)

    Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Extended Reality (XR) development is a high-growth career track. Through a proven, project-based curriculum, you will learn online in 10 weeks the in-demand skills needed to build immersive technologies. University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies has collaborated with Circuit Stream to offer the best course to build and advance your career.

  • Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR (Certificate)

    Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Extended Reality (XR) development is a high-growth career track. Through a proven, project-based curriculum, you will learn online in 10 weeks the in-demand skills needed to build immersive technologies. University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies has collaborated with Circuit Stream to offer the best course to build and advance your career.

  • Unity Developer Bootcamp (Certificate)

    Showcase your job-ready Unity skills by earning an industry-recognized credential and start on a path to a career in real-time 3D development. Circuit Stream and Unity partnered to co-create the Unity Certified Associate: Programmer certification. Students will receive a voucher to take the Associate Programmer Certification after completing the Bootcamp program.