The NSU Edge
Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Florida. NSU offers a diverse array of innovative academic programs that complement 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 students to build their own future and make a difference in the world. NSU 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 Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) offers academic programs in the social sciences, arts, humanities, and helping professions with the shared goal to understand and improve human relationships and prepare students to successfully confront the complex issues of the 21st century. Preeminent faculty employ dynamic teaching and experiential learning. Engaged alumni foster community outreach and career networking.
Among the cross-disciplinary offerings enriching students’ experiences are a Family Therapy Clinic, Writing Studio, Model United Nations Team, and Campus Diversity Dialogues. CAHSS programs blend theory, research, and practice, giving students the knowledge, skills, and ethical foundation to be confident, capable, caring professionals and community members and exemplifying inclusive excellence. That’s the NSU Edge at work.
Marriage and Family Therapy accreditation and licensure
The master’s and PhD programs in the CAHSS Department of Family Therapy are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). As such, program completion satisfies the coursework requirement for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in Florida. Graduation from a COAMFTE- and AAMFT-accredited program allows graduates to sit for the national exam developed by the Examination Advisory Committee of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) and Professional Examination Services.
College of Psychology
The College of Psychology fosters academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, leadership, research, and commitment to our community through the exploration, discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge relevant to psychological and behavioral sciences.
Our graduate programs focus on specialized training in fields dedicated to the advancement of behavioral sciences and the professional practice of psychology and counseling. The synergy between our Psychology Services Center and academic programs provides educational opportunities rooted in real problems and research activities that attempt to find answers to extant concerns.
Through these programs, students develop knowledge in the science of psychology, counseling, or neuroscience and its application to the understanding of human activity as they prepare for success in a variety of professional and academic pursuits.
College of Psychology accreditation
The PhD and PsyD in Clinical Psychology, the PsyD in School Psychology, the Psychology Services Center internship program, and the South Florida Consortium internship program are all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
The College’s master’s program in School Counseling and the specialist and doctoral programs in School Psychology are all approved by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, the specialist program in School Psychology holds the designation of National Recognition by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The College of Psychology offers two programs—the MS in School Counseling and the PsyS in School Psychology—for practitioners in PreK-12 schools that have both been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).