Nevada Psychology Schools and Colleges

Nevada is mostly desert with a few cities here and there. In fact, most of Nevada is sparse and unpopulated. Over two-thirds of Nevada's population is located in just one county, Clark County, where the Las Vegas-Paradise metro area is located. Nevada's capital is Carson city, but its largest and most well know city is, of course, Las Vegas.

Up until the 20th century Nevada was largely a mining territory. Most people passed through Nevada but very few called it home. However, with the introduction of legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws, the state quickly transformed into a popular tourist destination. Today tourism is Nevada's number one industry and is responsible for most jobs in the state. However, mining is still an important part of the state's economy and Nevada continues to hold the number four spot in the world for gold production.

Nevada has as strong and thriving health care community. With nearly 3 million people, there is always a steady and growing demand for health care services and the professionals that provide them. Psychologists are in particularly high demand. Hospitals, medical centers and a variety of other health care organizations are hiring psychologists. While most job opportunities are going to found in Las Vegas or Reno, there are job openings in just about every city where there's a substantial population, including Carson City, Elko, and Henderson.

According to the national Bureau of Labor Stastistis, the annual wage for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is roughly $72,000 a year. While there are job opportunities available in Nevada for psychologists, there are relatively few when compared with other nearby states like California and Oregon.

Nevada only has a handfull of psychology programs, 10 to be exact. Undergraduate majors are plentiful and most schools also offer graduate and doctoral programs in psychology. Scholarships are available for both graduate and undergraduate students through organizations like the American Psychological Association and Psi Chi. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans and scholarships are also available through individual schools.

College of Southern NevadaLas Vegas, NV
Programs offered include:
  • A.A. in Psychology
Nevada State CollegeHenderson, NV
Programs offered include:
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Neuroscience
Sierra Nevada CollegeIncline Village, NV
Programs offered include:
  • B.A. in Psychology
University of Nevada-Las VegasLas Vegas, NV
Programs offered include:
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology
University of Nevada-RenoReno, NV
Programs offered include:
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Social Psychology
  • M.A. in Behavior Analysis
  • M.A. in Cognitive & Brain Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Cognitive & Brain Sciences
University of PhoenixLas Vegas, NV / Reno, NV
Programs offered include:
  • B.S. in Psychology
  • M.S. in Psychology

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