Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.05 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AOA
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEPH
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 21,625 (4,295 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 39% part-time, 61% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $20,419
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3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

This graduate program is offered fully online (except for the final practicum), which is essential for a student in my position, as our family moves internationally every 2-5 years & as a result, I cannot complete a traditional, on-campus degree. The university, however, does not have heavy name recognition & is mistakenly often lumped together with for-profit institutions,even though it is a regionally accredited non-profit school. Tuition is high, but lower than many other private schools offering similar degree programs. The curriculum is rigorous & the faculty/staff are engaged & responsive.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Nova Southeastern University has an outstanding Mental Health Counseling Program. The faculty of the program are very knowledgeable, and are true professionals. The faculty members maintain recognition, not only in an academic setting, but within the community. Faculty members are easily accessible for extra help outside of the classroom, and are willing to help students in other areas of life, apart from academia. For a Master's program, the course load was relatively moderate, but the information taught was pertinent to one gaining the clinical skills necessary to have post-graduation. The program entailed an appropriate level of clinical experience for one to have, prior to graduating in the field of counseling, in addition to the general book knowledge. Nova is a highly recognized and well-known university in South Florida, and I would highly recommend the program to anyone that is looking to pursue a career in the counseling field.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

As a private institution located in South Florida, NSU does everything they can to get their students through undergraduate and graduate studies. Affordability of living in South Florida and the expense to transport to and from campus are probably the only cons I could think of if asked. Otherwise, I can't wait to join the Optometry program! I just need a little help with expenses.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the organization of the curriculum. The professors are very professional, attentive, and willing to help their students. I love the open door policy and that students are able to walk into the professors office at any point in time.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

Even though it is a very intense program, you do learn a lot. The campus in SWFL is small and not crowded.There is no time for social life or family life when you are in a program. Overall it is a good investment for your future.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2014

Nova offers a challenging online curriculum with supportive and accessible faculty. It is a private university and the costs of the CSD program is on the high end.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

PROS: Many great professors that work in various areas of practice, flexibility to complete program while also working full time, advising dept. (Pat Z.) is quick to respond, Blackboard and e-Live online technology works really well with minimal issues (as compared to friends in other online programs), great education (but you have to put the work in! Professors will not hold your hand.), an annual list of scholarships is published (I applied for only one but did not get it.) CONS: Expensive tuition (although I haven't seen a Master's Psych program that is not!), not officially CACREP accredited (not at all a problem for Florida licensure because it aligns with requirements), you are on your own for some things like finding your practicum/internship site and understanding EVERYTHING about licensure (there is support and help, but onus is on you to make sure you know and get what you need, whereas traditional in-person programs seem to provide more support). All in all, I recommend! Particularly over other online/private programs like Argosy and Webster.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Nova Southeastern University is very diverse, yet still provides a great sense of community among students and even faculty. The faculty is always available and truly cares about student success.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Aside from the school being on the expensive side and the constant problems with printer/internet malfunctions, I have enjoyed my experience at Nova Southeastern University. The professors are very knowledgeable and most have an open door policy. Therefore, they are always available if you need that extra help. The class sizes are between 50-65 students per class, which is great because your professors typically get to know you personally instead of you being just a number. Housing around campus can be on the expensive side just because of the area the university is located in, but there are reasonable areas in driving distance that make it affordable. Overall, it was a great experience!
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I think sometimes it can be stressful when we have to work on group projects when most or all of us are in different time zones and different work schedules.
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