Help Others Reach Their Potential While Reaching Yours

Millions of children and adults in the United States have one or more developmental disabilities. Like anyone else, they deserve access to programs and services that help them lead full, active lives. You can help empower them. With a degree in Developmental Disabilities from NSU, you’ll advance your career by advocating for others. 

  • NSU provides cutting-edge training in the use of assessment and treatment practices for developmental disabilities.
  • Conveniently offered entirely online, you can participate in courses from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. In addition, it allows for the flexibility of completing your master's degree without interrupting your career.
  • NSU’s Developmental Disabilities degree will mold you into a leader that addresses relevant issues head on at community-based and governmental agencies. 

Who Should Apply

Individuals seeking careers in/as a Program Director (non-profit), Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Interventionist, Transition Specialist, Job Coach, Child Life Specialist (with Child Life Specialist concentration), Developmental Specialist, Case Manager, Vocational Counselor, Advocate, Behavior Analyst or Assistant Behavior Analyst (with ABA concentration).


Quick Facts

Tuition for the degree program is $810 per credit hour. Financial aid options are available for qualifying students.
The M.S. program is a minimum of 30 total credits to complete. Students seeking to establish eligibility for the Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA), Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), or Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) exams can take additional courses as needed in the Applied Behavior Analysis and Child Specialist concentrations.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Master of Science in Developmental Disabilities is conducted as a hybrid program, online and at NSU's Tampa Bay Regional Campus.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

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