Master Degrees

Preparing future leaders in Education, Counseling, and Human Development and Family Science through high-impact education.

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.

Master Degrees


College of Education & Human Development graduate degrees include emphases in marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling; and clinical mental health therapy/counseling.

Master of Arts in Counseling (MA)

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

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEd) Online

Elementary Education

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)

Master of Science in Elementary Education (MS)

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.

Master of Science in Equity and Diversity in Education (MS)

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.

Instructional Technology & Learning Design (MS)

Reading, Curriculum and Instruction (Online)

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

Reading Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

Secondary Education

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

Master of Secondary Education (MEd) - First-time Licensure

Master of Secondary Education (MEd) - Continuing Educator Improvement (Online) 

Special Education

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.