Nova Southeastern University, College of Psychology

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Take the next step at NSU

The NSU Edge 
Nova Southeastern University is a private, not-for-profit institution with campuses in Fort Lauderdale and Davie, Florida. NSU offers a diverse array of innovative academic programs that balance on-campus educational opportunities and resources with accessible distance learning programs that foster academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, leadership, research, and commitment to community through the engagement of students and faculty members in a dynamic, lifelong learning environment. The NSU Edge empowers every student to build their own future and make a difference in the world. The University delivers the credentials and experiences that give students a competitive advantage in building the careers of their dreams while allowing them to pursue their personal passions.

College of Psychology
In the College of Psychology, students have the opportunity to work in a hands-on environment in pursuit of a career in helping people. Integrating quality training, research, and service, our renowned Counseling and Psychology programs offer a deep dive into the mind and all the social, cognitive, developmental, and biological foundations of human behavior. As a student in the College of Psychology, you’ll learn how to positively affect people’s lives, gain a competitive edge, and develop advanced skills that are valued in today’s workplace.

Clinical experiences
Within the College of Psychology, the Psychological Services Center brings a world of knowledge to the mental health conversation. Clinical practices at the Center provide students with a significant career edge. NSU’s 15 on-campus working clinics treat a diverse South Florida population and many international visitors. From counseling services to anxiety treatment, our specialties are grounded in years of research and experience.  

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11 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Applied Behavior Analysis                
Clinical Psychology                
Counseling & Therapy            
Experimental Psychology                
Forensic Psychology                
Psychology - General                
School Counseling                
School Psychology                
Substance Abuse Counseling                

Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL



Ranked among the “Best Schools in the South” | The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education


Ranked among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report


Named one of “America’s Top Colleges” | Forbes


Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA)


Recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)


Named a Military Friendly® School

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Graduate Psychology Programs

• MS in Counseling
   - Applied Behavior Analysis*
   - Clinical Mental Health Counseling**
   - School Counseling**
   - Substance Abuse Counseling*
   - Substance Abuse Counseling & Education*
• MS in Experimental Psychology
• MS in Forensic Psychology*
• MS in General Psychology*
• PhD in Clinical Psychology
• PsyD in Clinical Psychology
• PsyD in School Psychology
• PsyS in School Psychology 

* Online format only
** On campus/online/hybrid

Student Body

1,600 students

1,300 full-time

300 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? yes


Admissions Office
P: 954 262-5903

Admissions Officer
Gregory Gayle
Director, Recruitment and Admissions

What students are saying about us...

  • "The faculty trained, guided, and supported me throughout my training and professional career. Without them, I would not be as well trained in clinical work, research, or outreach.”