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University of Nevada, Reno

Program in Special Education

Reno, NV

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University of Nevada, Reno / Program in Special Education is located in Reno, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Master of Education (M Ed)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 33

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 5.06%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.53%


Male (5%)
Female (94%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (15)


Focus of faculty research: Learning disabilities, equity and diversity in educational settings
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Reno, NV  89557
United States
Contact Dr. Chris Cheney
Phone: 775-784-4383

University of Nevada, Reno