Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 379 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
Source: NCES

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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros about my graduate program is that EACH professor is concerned about the wellbeing of their students. EACH one of them make graduate school a breeze for their students. The cons to graduate school is finding balance to read chapters and complete a heavy load of assignments between work and my personal time.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2019

First year Dental Student at Nova Southeastern University. The workload is intense and the affordability of living is mostly through scholarships and loans because it is a private school. The surrounding area is great. There are many restaurants to select from so you don't have to worry about eating the same food over and over again. The school is located on the east coast of South Florida so the warm weather is uplifting and the beach is always available year round.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

The class sizes are not too big that you get lost by your professor. IThe class size allows for a personal experience with learning
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Overall, the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies is an amazing program. It is interesting because many of the pros of the program are also its cons, and vice versa. For example the Psy.D. program is very large compared to other Psy.D. programs. This gives students an opportunity to interact and study with a very diverse population and encourages us to advocate for ourselves if we need help from a professor or other faculty member. However, the large class size does make it difficult to get noticed and to get opportunities to work with faculty on research projects, which can foster a competitive atmosphere among students. Similarly, it is great that NSU offers courses taught by a variety of professors. The upside is that each professor has their unique teaching style which again allows for a diverse and exciting learning experience. The downside is that there are often varying standards and workloads between professors teaching the same classes. I am about to start my second year in the program and overall I am very pleased. I knew I wanted to attend NSU and in fact, it was the only graduate school that I applied to. Every school has its issues, but overall, I think the pros outweigh the cons of the Psy.D. program at NSU's Center for Psychological Studies and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to earn a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty is helpful. Students seem to be hardworking and on top of things. My program is more of online, I wish it offered more classes in person
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