Lead Change for Good in Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

The NSU Edge is Nova Southeastern University’s promise to give a competitive advantage to students like you as well as the rest of the NSU community.

Get the most out of your college experience with game-changing educational deliveries, one-on-one mentorship with faculty, and your own Edge adviser. You’ll have access to career opportunities that will push you ahead of the rest so it’s easier for you to achieve your personal and professional goals.

What Gives Students the NSU Edge?

Your education is tailored to your needs with a flexible, individualized curriculum, career-focused programs, professional opportunities, and one-on-one mentorship with your Edge adviser. The competitive edge you’ll get in the classroom will give you an advantage in your career.

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Best-Practice Curriculum, No Matter the Field

Whichever program you’re in, you’ll receive the most current and effective curriculum for your field. Take what you learn in the classroom, whether online or in person, and apply it to fieldwork and professional experience with the support of your professors.

Criminal Justice Degrees
Education Degrees
Human Services Degrees

Accelerated, Individualized Programs

Get your degree faster with streamlined curriculums that have online and in-person learning options.

Programs are designed to get you where you want to be faster, by requiring you to take classes that apply only to your field.

With different specializations available, you can tailor your degree to your desired career area.


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Real-World Experience and Career Support

With field and professional experience built into your curriculum, you’ll be ready to transition into a successful career in your field.

The Office of Placement Services will assist teacher candidates in finding the best location for completing the field/clinical experiences needed for your degree.

The Center for Academic and Professional Success will connect you with your own academic and career Edge adviser. Your adviser will help you with picking the best classes for your field of interest as well as finding internship and job opportunities.

Flexible Online Programs

NSU’s online and hybrid course delivery options for undergrad and graduate degree programs allows you to attend classes, complete assignments, and take exams when and where it is most convenient for you.

The online learning platform is user-friendly, designed to maximize professor and student interaction. You can also begin your classes whenever you’re ready and go at whatever pace works best for you.

More About the Online Experience

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Financial Aid and Funding Opportunities

A first-class education shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why NSU offers financial support to make tuition affordable so it’s easier to achieve your dreams no matter what your financial situation. Be rewarded for your hard work and achievements with discounted tuition and tuition support options.

Employer Tuition Assistance
Veterans Benefits
Financial Aid

Experienced, Expert Faculty

Learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and bring real-world experience to the classroom. Your teachers will support and guide you as you pursue your academic and professional goals. Whether you’re taking your classes online or in person, you’ll be connected to your faculty and receive one-on-one mentorship.

Meet Our Faculty

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Community Connections

Part of the NSU Edge is connecting students to the rest of the NSU community through professional networking and internship opportunities with local partners.

Give your time and talents to the Autism Institute and help those on the autistic spectrum achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.

A Powerful Alumni Network

The NSU Edge advantage continues even after you graduate. As an alum, you’ll be connected to a network of over 200,000 alumni living in all 50 states and more than 119 countries around the world. You’ll have lifetime access to all the benefits of NSU’s Alumni Association, including career development resources, networking opportunities with alumni all over the world, and more.

Learn About the Alumni Association

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