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Top University in Reno for a Psychology Degree

Students interested in studying psychology in Reno, NV, have only a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, tuition and ranking information to help you decide on the college for you.

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School and Ranking Information

There are few schools in Reno, either public or private, that offer psychology degrees. Based on academics, student research opportunities and rankings, the following college is regarded as one of Reno's top schools for psychology:

  • Winner: The University of Nevada-Reno is the only public, non-profit school in the area that offers degrees in psychology. University of Nevada-Reno provides its students ample opportunities to assist in research. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University's graduate psychology program #132 in the country.

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Category University of Nevada-Reno
Rankings Tied for 194th in the National Universities category (2015)*
Location Reno, NV
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees 2014 Undergrad: $6,415 (in-state), $20,325 (out-of-state)*
Psychology Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.
Psychology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 189**
Most Popular Psychology Degree level in 2013 Bachelor's (158 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 51%**
Noteworthy The psychology department offers an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program in neuroscience; a psychology graduate student was awarded the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year by the Neural Correlate Society

Source: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Nevada-Reno

University of Nevada-Reno

  • The Carnegie Foundation ranked UNV-Reno in the top 10% of all U.S. colleges and universities in the Doctoral/Research University-Intensive category
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized UNV-Reno as a National Tier 1 University
  • University of Nevada-Reno's graduate clinical psychology program was ranked 60th in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Nevada-Reno is a research institution that confers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. It's home to almost nineteen thousand students. The department of psychology is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, which is the university's largest college, and it confers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is one of the largest majors offered through the university. Students can either take a general psychology track or a research specialization track. An interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program in neuroscience is also available from the psychology and biology departments.

The Master of Arts in General Psychology is offered through the graduate school, as are doctoral programs in general psychology with concentrations in behavior analysis, clinical psychology, cognitive and brain sciences and interdisciplinary social psychology. Students can take online classes to earn a master's degree in behavior analytic psychology through UNV-Reno's satellite program.

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