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Nova Southeastern University

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Fort Lauderdale , FL

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Nova Southeastern University


Nova Southeastern University / College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Family therapy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminal justice
Master of Science (MS) Developmental disabilities
(Graduate Certificate) Peace studies
(Graduate Certificate) Family studies
(Graduate Certificate) Solution focused coaching
Master of Science (MS) Conflict analysis and resolution
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family therapy
Master of Arts (MA) Cross-disciplinary studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Conflict analysis and resolution
Master of Human Services (MHS) Child protection
Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy (DMFT) Marriage and family therapy
(Graduate Certificate) Qualitative research
(Graduate Certificate) Family systems health care
(Graduate Certificate) Advanced conflict resolution practice
Master of Science (MS) College student affairs
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 277
Doctoral Degrees 62
Other Advanced Degrees 25

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Comprehensive exams, portfolios (for some programs), table-top exams (for some programs)
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams, portfolios (for some programs)


Acceptance Rate



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 17th May 17th Yes
Winter deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Spring deadline April 1st April 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, minimum GPA of 3.0, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, minimum GPA of 3.5, master's degree in related field, writing sample
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 19.4%
Black or African American 31.92%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.33%
Asian 2.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.82%
Unknown 10.03%


Male (24%)
Female (75%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 27
Male (17)
Female (39)


Focus of faculty research: Conflict resolution, family therapy, peace research, international conflict, multi-disciplinary studies, college student affairs, national security affairs, health care conflict resolution, family systems health care, advanced family systems, qualitative research, solution-focused coaching
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314-7796
United States
Contact Dr. Honggang Yang
Phone: 954-262-3016
Fax: 954-262-3968