The University of Nevada, Reno College of Education and Human Development prepares graduate students to become the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their field. Serving as Nevada's leading R1 research institution, the College of Education and Human Development is committed to pursuing knowledge that addresses the important educational needs of today. Students at the University of Nevada, Reno enjoy a rich college experience in a personalized setting where opportunities for interacting with accomplished faculty and sophisticated technology abound.
Preparing future leaders in Education, Counseling, and Human Development and Family Science through high-impact education.
College of Education & Human Development graduate degrees include emphases in marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling; and clinical mental health therapy/counseling.
Educational Leadership (In-person and online)
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.
Master of Arts in Higher Education (MA) In-person
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.
Master of Education in Elementary Education (MEd)
Equity and Diversity in Education (Online)
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.
Human Development and Family Science
The program prepares students for a variety of careers such as administrators of child development or family services programs, child development specialists, school age program coordinators, youth program specialists, community education instructors, parent educators, family financial planners, consumer advocates and family public policy advocates.
Master of Science in Human Development and Family Science (MS)
Instructional Technology & Learning Design (Online)
The program focuses on the knowledge and skills of instructional design and using technology tools to improve teaching and learning, especially on the design of online learning and digital applications in education.
Reading, Curriculum and Instruction (Online)
Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature, and influenced by linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural factors.
The Secondary Education Program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.
Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities.
Master of Special Education (MEd)
Nevada Department of Education Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) in Special Education
Looking for a Graduate Assistantship?
The College of Education & Human Development has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships for full-time students admitted to masters or doctoral programs.
World-Class Education and Human Development
The College is a recognized leader in guiding, shaping, and mentoring high-performing education professionals who will go forth with a lifelong love of learning and with the skills essential for thriving in a global, knowledge-based economy. The U.S. News and World Report ranks the College of Education and Human Development's graduate programs 83rd in the nation and 25th among Land Grant universities. The online graduate programs are ranked 9th in the West among all public universities.