Empower Others to Reach Their Potential

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.  

A Master of Science in Developmental Disabilities at NSU will make a difference in your life, while you make a difference in the lives of others. You’ll learn from faculty with professional expertise outside of the classroom and have hands-on opportunities to work with a diverse population of individuals – from the young child to the senior adult. Your coursework will arm you with the knowledge you need to champion for solutions, so you can make a lasting impact.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to pursue a rewarding career in human services, applied behavior analysis, child life, non-profit leadership, advocacy, education, and nursing fields. Many graduates go on to pursue doctoral-level training in related human services fields.


  • Leadership/Advocacy
  • Adult Services/Transition
  • Early Childhood
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Child Life Specialist
Apply now for NSU’s Master of Science in Developmental Disabilities.

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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