Developmental Disabilities

Nova Southeastern University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
810 USD/credit
810 USD/credit
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A Master of Science in Developmental Disabilities at Nova Southeastern University will make a difference in your life, while you make a difference in the lives of others.


Key facts:

  • 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.
  • 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) should apply for this Developmental Disabilities program at Nova Southeastern University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Developmental Disabilities
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Disability and the Family Life Cycle
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Disability
  • Healthcare Issues in Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability Services Administration
  • Developmental Disabilities Masters Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All prospective students must submit a completed application with a $50.00 non-refundable fee. (A $50.00 application fee is applicable for each application submitted to Nova Southeastern University.)
  • Final, official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions are required. Transcripts should be forwarded directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope in order to be considered an official transcript. 
  • Applicants may be provisionally admitted based on a preliminary review of unofficial transcripts and/or program-specific admission requirements. However, full admission to any degree program requires the submission of all final, official documents required for admission within 90 calendar days from the official start date of the term.
  • Upon acceptance, all students are required to complete an Enrollment Agreement. (applies to students residing in Arizona, California, Indiana, Missouri, and Nevada only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    810 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 810 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    810 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 810 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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