Better the Systems People Depend On

From infants to the elderly, disenfranchised populations depend on assistance from people like you. Make positive, lasting change in your community by pursuing a degree in human services administration, child development, child protection, college student affairs, and developmental disabilities from Nova Southeastern University.

Learn the foundational knowledge and practices needed for tackling complex human service issues while also acquiring the professional experience you need to thrive in the workplace.

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Start Your Career in Human Services

Gain the preparation needed for your desired career path through an individualized curriculum and make a positive impact as a leader and changemaker.

Go on to have a rewarding career as a:

  • Behavior Analyst
  • Case Manager
  • Child Advocate
  • Child Life Specialist
  • College Student Affairs Professional
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Public Policy Consultant

Why Earn Your Human Services Degree at NSU?

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Human Services Administration

Lead change in human services agencies and programs with an Ed.D. in Human Services Administration. Discover the latest theories and research-based models and utilize them to manage and improve the services and organizations that so many people depend upon.

Gain an in-depth understanding of how administration policies affect those in need. Apply what you learn through practical application in either an applied dissertation or strategic research projects.

Coursework is offered online.

Learn About Ed.D. in Human Services Administration

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Explore Human Services Master’s Degrees

Learn how to respond effectively to complex problems in diverse types of settings through research-based coursework and practical experience.

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Explore Undergraduate Human Services Degrees

Gain a foundational knowledge of vulnerable populations and contemporary social issues while also building the practical skills needed to work and thrive in human services.

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Bachelor of Science in Human Services Administration

Get a foundational understanding of the workings of human services and champion change for vulnerable and diverse populations.

Offered online and in person.

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Bachelor of Science in Child Development

Understand the factors that affect a child’s development and support their health and safety through evidence-based practices.

Offered online and in person.

Is Dual Admission Right For You?

If you know your career plans require graduate or professional school, why wait until you’re done with undergrad to plan for the future?

With NSU’s Dual Admission program, you’re reserved a seat in one of our graduate or professional programs while you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Learn About Dual Admission

Gain an Edge in Human Services With These Unique Offerings

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Work with the Autism Institute

Donate your time and efforts by working with the Autism Institute and make a positive impact in your community. The Autism Institute assists families with members on the autism spectrum through early intervention programs, public and private school options, college support, and support for families. Programs include:

  • Kapila Family Foundation Starting Right Program
  • Baudhuin Preschool
  • The Academy
  • Access Plus

Learn About the Autism Institute

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Fit Your Studies into Your Busy Schedule

Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered completely online. NSU’s flexible approach to learning gives you a first-rate education that fits your schedule. You’ll have time for all of the things that are important to you while you reach your career goals.

About the Online Experience

Become Part of an Engaged, Supportive Community

Whether you’re online or on campus, connect with your peers and school community through clubs and organizations. NSU’s Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice houses a variety of honor societies and student organizations that correlate with your studies and interests.

Passionate about human services? Check out Tau Upsilon Alpha, a program of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS).


Explore Clubs and Organizations

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Learn from Game-Changing Educators

NSU’s faculty are committed to supporting you as you pursue your educational and professional goals. Gain real-world insight from faculty who are experts in their field and teach research-based studies with a student-centered approach.

Meet Our Faculty