Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 378 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AOA
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 23,236 (4,641 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 47% part-time, 53% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,454
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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

I am currently in the Clinical Psychology program at Nova Southeastern University. The professors at the institution are extremely brilliant and helpful in all of the students endeavors. I do wish there was more academic competitiveness and social life available at this program, but the extracurricular and opportunities available are unlike any other.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at my university is excellent and well renowned. I feel that students can build far beyond their undergraduate education because they have access to great professors, new technology, and competitive peers. However, the cost of living in Florida on top of the financial burden of loans can make it difficult to concentrate on studying. Since there are many students needing financial relief and not enough opportunities for tuition waiving jobs or research assistant positions (which also help alleviate school finances), many students have to rely on full-time jobs to fiance school and the cost of living.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I was a little hesitant about in enrolling an all online program. I have been attending courses for little over a year, and the experience was been great. Advisors and faculty are readily accessible and promptly respond to requests. The course work is challenging, but pairing it with knowledgeable professors makes it a great learning experience. The only con to NOVA is the access to financial aid beyond loans. School funded scholarships are very competitive and hard to come by in my opinion, even with a high GPA.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

At first I was very nervous due to me having a tradition learning environment. Nova Southeastern University online Educational program was awesome! The professors were very helpful, and gave their person numbers to call when I had questions or just needed help. It doesn't end there, my adviser made sure I took the correct classes, and the library was very helpful if I needed an article that wasn't online. Overall this was the best experience, and I would go back to complete another degree.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2012

Pros Beautiful campus High quality instruction and curriculum On campus and online courses Student employment opportunities Cons Tuition expensive Program did not have a diverse group of people No organized socialization outside of class Limited parking in some areas
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Learning from home to fit with a full time job and parenting children Cons: Very expensive. Little opportunity for scholarships and grants once loan money has been exhausted. Really struggling to pay for the last 5 courses on an already tight budget.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2011

The pros of the program are the small classroom size and the availability of the faculty. The faculty is very much willing to further your academic and professional growth if they know you're in need of help. The cons of the program is the tuition. This is an expensive school but for a formal education you have to be willing to do anything.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Caring staff and good support. Cons: We have to find our own clinical placement
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- The program provides relative and valuable learning opportunities. The courses are conducted at a good pace and the professors are knowledgeable in their fields. Cons- Once you have started the program the academic counselor is difficult to get in touch with and the dissertation process is cumbersome.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at Nova Southeastern University is overall an amazing program. I am about to start my second year and had an incredible first year in the program. I enjoyed all of my classes and found them to be engaging and very beneficial to my future career as a Clinical Psychologist. I also had the opportunity to travel with a professor and seven other students to Swaziland, a small country in South Africa, on a humanitarian trip to provide counseling and services to impoverished and underserved communities around the country. This was a once in a lifetime experience that I will treasure forever. Of course, not every school can be perfect. The program is very large, which has its benefits, but also makes it difficult to have access to faculty and training in your specific area of interest. It is also a very expensive program, which is why I spend the vast majority of my free time applying for scholarships to help me pay off my ever-growing loans. Despite its imperfections, I would definitely highly recommend NSU's Psy.D. program to anyone wishing to pursue a career as a Clinical Psychologist.
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