Welcome to the Department of Counseling at Nova Southeastern University!
The M.S. in Counseling degree program in the Department of Counseling at NSU offers robust curriculum that prepares counseling professionals in their chosen concentration. Each concentration provides educational opportunities to enhance graduates’ eligibility for relevant licensure or certifications, as follows:
Our programs are delivered by remarkable faculty whose clinical and research expertise illuminates their instruction in the classroom, as well as their supervision of field experiences. In the Department of Counseling, faculty and staff strive to provide students with optimal opportunities to grow into effective, thriving counseling professionals.
Competent counselors are greatly needed in our communities today. Students in the Department of Counseling develop competency by enhancing their self-awareness and practicing with multicultural competence, learning empirically-supported practices, and utilizing sound data to support their efforts in counseling practice. Students also gain an understanding of the uniqueness of the counseling professions and their roles in overarching healthcare, education, and social service systems.
The counseling profession is like no other – it is a great privilege to engage in professional relationships that empower diverse clients to reach their goals in the areas of mental health, recovery, education, career, relationships, and so on. I hope you join us!
Melanie M. Iarussi, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC-S, NCC
Chair / Associate Professor
Department of Counseling
NSU College of Psychology