Welcome to our ranking of the two top master’s degrees in counseling in Nevada.
If you’re thinking about earning your master’s or Ph.D. in counseling and you live in Nevada (or you would like to) take a look at these top-ranked schools. When most people think of Nevada, they think of casinos, neon lights, and extravagant hotels. Most people don’t think of counselor education programs. But then again, who’s going to provide therapy to all those unlucky thrill-seekers who gamble away their life savings. Counselors, that’s who!
One of just two universities representing all there is of counselor education programs in Nevada, the University of Nevada at Reno has a big responsibility to serve students throughout the northern half of the state – and potentially from California, too. And UNR doesn’t disappoint; its two accredited master’s degrees in counseling and Ph.D. program (the department offers a counseling master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling too, although it is not yet accredited) provide a comprehensive yet convenient education for career-driven students. This already affordable graduate counseling program even provides a limited number of assistantships – which come with a stipend, tuition, and health benefits – to help offset the cost of attendance.
Tuition & Fees: $12,227/yr
Las Vegas may be known for its “sin city” lifestyle, but students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas aren’t about to gamble with their education. Luckily, UNLV’s high-quality programs, such as the top counseling master’s degrees in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, are low risk and high reward. These programs have enjoyed CACREP accreditation since the late 1990s, and the department regularly reports licensing exam, employment, and completion rates above 90%. And since UNLV is also recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the more productive psychology research programs in the U.S., counseling students may want to link up with faculty members on their work outside the classroom.
Tuition & Fees: $12,445/yr
This concludes our ranking of the best graduate degrees in counseling in Nevada. We’ll be sure to update this list as more schools in Nevada develop accredited counseling programs, so stay tuned!