Major areas and flexibility that fit your individual interests

Choosing a master's program is an important decision, which is why finding a program that is flexible and fits your interests in life is important. The counseling program within the College of Education & Human Development offers a master’s degree (M.A.) in Counseling with three possible majors:

  1. School Counseling
  2. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  3. Marriage and Family Counseling.

Discover the Counseling M.A. Program

Fall Application Deadline: January 15

High-Impact Master's Education

The M.A. in Counseling is part of the Counseling and Educational Psychology program. We offer three specializations: marital, family, and couples counseling (MFCC); school counseling; and clinical mental health counseling (CMHC).

Accreditation Status

The University of Nevada, Reno School Counseling, Marriage and Family, Clinical Mental Health, and Ph.D. in Education: Counselor Education and Supervision programs are fully accredited by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through October 31, 2024.

Counseling Program Student Outcomes

Program Objectives

Program Faculty

Counseling and Educational Psychology
Walter Brediger
Walter Brediger, III, M.S.
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 682-5517
WRB 3045
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Ken Coll
Ken Coll, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling
(775) 682-7873
WRB 4057
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Kristina DePue
Kristina DePue, Ph.D., NCC
Associate Professor of Counseling
(775) 682-5509
WRB 3039
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Brenda Freeman
Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.
Professor of Counselor Education
(775) 682-9353
WRB 3019
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Adrienne Renwick, LCPC, LCADC
Adrienne Renwick, LCPC, LCADC
Clinical Director, Downing Clinic and Lecturer II, Counselor Education Program She/Her/Hers
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Tricia Woodliff
Tricia Woodliff, Ph.D., CPC, NCC
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology
(775) 682-5502
WRB 3032