M.A. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

36 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Counseling at University of Nevada, Reno aims to educate competent, culturally aware, ethical counselors who will provide exceptional services in both public and private settings to meet the needs of a increasingly diverse society.


The Counseling program offered by University of Nevada, Reno offers three specializations: marital, family, and couples counseling (MFCC); school counseling; and clinical mental health counseling (CMHC).

During our M.A. in Counseling at University of Nevada, Reno students will:

  • demonstrate the attitudes, characteristics, and behaviors defined by the program as characteristic of exemplar counseling professionals.

  • demonstrate the capacity to practice counseling from a strong foundational understanding of ethical and legal issues, intentionally integrating counseling ethical practices into day-to-day professional activities.

  • develop self-awareness, knowledge, and skills to prepare them to be contemporary, relevant, and culturally informed practitioners in clinical, marriage and family, and school counseling settings.

  • demonstrate knowledge of lifespan development and the capacity to integrate knowledge of developmental theory into practice.

  • demonstrate competence in understanding the world of work and the relationship between mental health and life roles such as work, school, and home.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Measurements and Statistics
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Career Development and Information Technology
  • Pre-Practicum
  • Counseling Theory and Process
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Overview of Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery
  • Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • Multicultural Counsel
  • Group Counseling
  • Law & Ethics in Counseling
  • Comprehensive Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


55-69 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

The admissions criteria for the Master of Arts in Counseling takes into account three broad factors: 

  • appropriate student dispositions
  • academic potential - This includes an analysis of student transcripts, undergraduate GPA, coursework taken, and GRE scores. The GRE is required of all students, but is only one factor in the comprehensive rating of academic potential.
  • counseling career fit - Career fit includes consideration of paraprofessional and other relevant work and life experiences. 
  • All official transcripts
  • Letter of  Intent/Statement of Career Goals, including which track you are interested in
  • Resume
  • Three professional letters of recommendations that indicate your fit for the counseling field
  • Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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