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Psychology Schools in Nevada

The following guide to psychology schools in Nevada provides essential information to help you identify the best psychology program for your needs.

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Nevada Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Nevada

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Nevada State University
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada-Reno

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (#57)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (#32)3

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Nevada schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. Please note that we grouped regional campuses together and included a range for the net price of these schools. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • University of Nevada Regional Campuses ($13,159-$16,670 / Grad rate: 47%-62%)
  • Nevada State University ($16,624 / Grad rate: 32%)1

Top 3 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Nevada

This table compares the top three bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Nevada based on a graduation rate above 30% and an annual net price below $17,000. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
University of Nevada-Las Vegas47%85%$19,450$53,363$20,459$37,001$13,159
Nevada State University32%82%$19,691$52,368$17,055$30,794$16,624
University of Nevada-Reno62%86%$18,922$59,167$22,743$39,297$16,670

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Nevada

This table compares all of Nevada’s graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2211EPPP # Taking 2020-2211Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
University of Nevada-Las VegasAPA, NASPMS, EdS, PhD100%19$322
University of Nevada-RenoAPAMS, PhD82%17$322

Nevada Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and not everyone has the same results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews, and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 895-3011
https://www.unlv.edu/

Student Review: “I attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas starting August 2011. This is my fourth and final year at this school as a biology/psychology double major. I love this school’s ethnic diversity. There are so many people from different backgrounds, races, and beliefs. This makes it an enjoyable social school. The psychology program is great, even though we do not offer many courses that other schools do. Our psychology department has one of the highest graduating rates. I love my professors, and there are really great research opportunities. I am currently in a neuropsychology research program. The professors are pretty harsh and the general level classes are more difficult than the higher-level. That said, I still enjoy most of my classes here. Overall I would give this school a middle rating. It’s not spectacular, not it’s not horrible. You make the most out of it.” – Student at the University of Nevada, Los Vegas
stars-4

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 784-1110
https://www.unr.edu/

Student Review: “I really enjoyed my experience in the psychology department at the University of Nevada, Reno. While the curriculum was often difficult, it made each student into a critical thinker. The department offered a multitude of courses that allowed each student to dabble in various psychological theories and decide which was going to be best for them. The professors were readily available both in class and through email if questions arose over the weekend. There were also multiple opportunities to work in labs or as an assistant in the classroom in order to broaden the experience outside of the typical teacher/student relationships. Overall, I appreciated every opportunity given to me in my major at the University of Nevada, Reno.” – Student at the University of Nevada, Reno
stars-5

*Table Notes:
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf