College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has distinguished itself nationally and globally through its graduate and doctoral academic programs and community engagement initiatives on and off campus. We apply a holistic, relational perspective to the challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and nations. Please contact us for more information about our discount for military including active duty, veterans and reserves.

With an interdisciplinary sensibility and a commitment to individual and social integrity, we seek collaborative, creative, equitable means for resolving human problems and are committed to inclusive excellence, learner-centeredness, social responsibility, and reflective practice.

Cross-Disciplinary Studies teach students about the meaningful synergy among various disciplines. With a team of interdisciplinary faculty members from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, students learn how to combine the theories and practical applications of such areas as gender, diversity, culture, environmental studies, the health sciences, computer and information sciences, human rights, qualitative research, social justice, and education. Co-create your own degree!

Offered in Fort Lauderdale and Online

M.S.—33 credits

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

The Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program is built with students’ long-term success and employability in mind. Graduates with an M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media from NSU will be prepared to pursue doctoral studies as well as a variety of careers in publishing and/or education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for editors and writers will keep pace with other professions over the next several years, while demand for certain specialties, such as technical writing, will increase 10% faster than the average for all occupations from 2014-2024. Further, the mandatory composition course requirement of most colleges and universities nationwide ensures the continued demand for qualified faculty in composition and rhetoric. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to contribute to Digressions, the student-run literary magazine.

Offered in Fort Lauderdale

M.A.—30 credits

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applications. The M.S. program focuses on pragmatic approaches to solving problems inherent in human social relations. Students are exposed to a wide array of techniques and strategies to help people achieve nonviolent, non-litigious solutions for conflicts that arise in many personal, professional, organizational, and social environments. The M.S. program consists of a 12-course (36 credits) sequence that includes conflict resolution theory, practice skills, field placement, research design, and program evaluation.

Transferring Credits

Graduates of our Master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution who decide to continue their studies and are accepted into our Ph.D. program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, can transfer up to 15 credit hours to the Ph.D. program, thereby reducing the total number of credits for the doctoral program.

Offered in Fort Lauderdale and Online

M.S.—36 credits

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Ph.D.—76 credits

Tuition - $1040 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Graduate Certificates Offered Online:

Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice – 15 Credits

Peace Studies – 15 Credits

Tuition - $705 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

The M.S. in College Student Affairs is designed to prepare students for the expanded roles and responsibilities of student affairs professionals in today's diverse college and university educational environments. Students will learn and experience the practical application of the knowledge base and skill sets of student affairs administration and conflict analysis and resolution in higher education organizational settings. The program is designed for students who are interested in a career in student affairs, and for those currently working in student affairs who seek to advance their own personal knowledge and professional credentials. The M.S. program consists of a 15 course (45 credits) sequence that places emphasis on two core concentrations, Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Student Affairs in Higher Education.

Offered in Fort Lauderdale and Online

M.S.—45 credits

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Graduate Certificates — 24 credits:  College Student Personnel Administration

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

The 36-credit M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations in the Department of History and Political Science is designed to provide students with theoretical, research, and applied skills in the emerging academic field of national security affairs. Students in this program will build a core understanding of critical issues informing the field of national security today, including the assessment and analysis of the threat of terrorism in the US and beyond and the analysis of intelligence collection.

National security affairs is one of the fastest growing professions with positions open in the public sector in the federal, state and local governments and in the private sector. This program is designed for professionals in the field seeking career advancement, those who aspire to enter the field, individuals in related professions, and those retired from the military and government seeking consulting and other positions. Examples of potential students include personnel in the military, federal, state and local governments, law enforcement, corporations, and academia, as well as recent college graduates.

Offered Online

M.S.—33 credits

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Graduate Certificates — 15 credits:  National Security Affairs

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

When clients can see how their personal relationships shape their everyday lives, the door opens to a new world of positive change. When they learn how to shape those relationships, real change takes place. Through diverse clinical experiences, students serve individuals, couples, families, and groups. Graduates enjoy careers in private practice, business, higher education, community-based agencies, and other organizations.

Offered in Fort Lauderdale

M.S.—60 credits

Tuition - $730 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Ph.D.—96 credits

D.M.F.T.—78 credits

Tuition - $1075 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Offered Online

Family Studies - 24 credits

Solution Focused coaching - 15 credits

Tuition - $705 per credit hour

Application Fee - $50 (nonrefundable)

Our Open Houses allow you to meet our knowledgeable and accomplished faculty and staff, and ask them questions. Please come take advantage of the following opportunities to learn about our master's and doctoral programs, explore graduate financial aid options, hear about current trends in your field of interest, and all while enjoying complimentary refreshments.

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