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College of Psychology
3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-8000

Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-7563
800-541-6682 ext. 27563

(954) 262-5730
(954) NSU-CARE (678-2273)


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Non-Degree Seeking Students

  1. Complete the master's programs application form.
  2. Include, with the application, a check for $50 (nonrefundable application fee) made out to Nova Southeastern University.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation with completed forms from professors, employers, supervisors, or similar persons most familiar with your work.
  4. Arrange for official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities attended to be mailed directly to the:

    NSU Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
    Attn: Center for Psychological Studies
    P.O. Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905

    If courses from one college/university appear on another college's/university's transcript, you are still required to submit an official transcript from the college or university where you originally completed the course work. If the initial transcript forwarded does not reflect degree conferral or final semester grades, you must forward a final transcript as soon as this information becomes available.
  5. For Mental Health Counseling Program: Submit a letter specifying desired course work.
  6. For School Counseling Program: Submit Florida Department of Education Statement of Eligibility for Certification, indicating course work required. Include a copy of your teaching certificate (school counseling applicants only). Applicants may request a waiver of this requirement by contacting the Office of Graduate Admissions (954) 262-5760.
  7. Where applicable for international students, applicants should submit TOEFL scores.
  8. An interview or additional documentation may be required for purposes of screening or advisement. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their file is complete and received by the announced deadline. Check on the status of your file with the Office of Graduate Admissions, (954) 262-5760, prior to the application deadline.

For Florida School Counseling Certification, the ten courses/content areas are as follows:

Course No.Course Name
*PYCL 502 Counseling Theories and Practice
*PYCL 504 Counseling Skills
PYCL 510 Career Development
*PYCL 512 Human Growth & Development
*PYCL 515 Principles of School Counseling
PYCL 560 Appraisal & Evaluation in School Counseling
*PYCL 570 Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues for Counselors
PYCL 585 Psychology of Exceptional & At-Risk Children
*PYCL 635 Group Theory & Practice
*PYCL 665 School Consultation Skills
*PYCL 685 School Counseling Practicum
PYCL 688/689 School Counseling Internship

*These courses must be completed before applying for internship.

Application Deadlines

Students may be admitted to main campus programs for fall, winter, or summer sessions. Field-based cluster admission periods will vary. Specific application information related to site(s) are included in a separate application packet available from the Center for Psychological Studies or through this webpage.