IMPORTANT NOTE : New admission to the Higher Education EdD program, for those students starting their program of study in Fall 2005 or later, is now housed at the Doctoral website (http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/doctoral/admissions.htm ).
Primary Audience of this degree:
This program is appropriate for professionals in a wide range of positions and disciplines including: teachers, administrators, and supervisors of programs for children and youth, special education personnel, speech-language pathologists, social workers, audiologists, curriculum specialists, guidance counselors, computer educators and trainers, consultants and resource personnel, health specialists, school psychologists, parent educators, family counselors, directors of federal, state, and local programs, medical specialists and librarians. The bond that unites this population is a common interest in and concern for children and youth and their families.
- Official transcripts are required from the applicant for ALL previously attended institutions for FULL admittance.
- Applicants must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Applicants must occupy a position that requires or allows them to work independently and to have direct or indirect impact on children and/ or youth.
- Applicants must have at least three years of work experience with children between birth and 18 years of age.
- NSU Application Form
- $50.00 Application Fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- A current curriculum vitae / resume
- One essay
- Oral Interview (if the score of the essay is very low)
- Score of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (800) 622-3231 or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (609) 771-7670. The test must have been taken within the past five years.
Any student admitted provisionally is not eligible for financial aid. Provisionally admitted students are permitted to register for one term and must meet requirements for full admission status by the 90th day of the first term of enrollment or further registration will not be permitted. For additional information, please visit this website: http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/sso/finaid_admissions_info.htm
Transfer of Credit Policies
- Request for transfer of credit must occur at the time of application.
- A maximum of six semester hours of credit will be considered for transfer if the credit was earned within the three calendar years of request for transfer.
- If the credit was earned as a matriculated student in a doctoral program at a regionally accredited university, and if the contact of the courses requested for transfer is equivalent to the study area courses in the program. This request should include an explanation and related course description(s).
- Courses transferred for credit must be at the grade of A or B, or equivalent. No credit for experiential learning or other forms of advanced standing will be granted.
- Applicants who wish to request evaluation of prior coursework for consideration as transfer credit should note this on their application, send course descriptions, and request that official transcripts be sent to the Enrollment Processing Services Department (EPS).
- Current doctoral candidates should request and receive prior written approval from the office of the Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs before enrolling in any other institution's courses that are intended to be submitted for transfer credit.
- Program (coursework and dissertation) is designed to be completed in 2 to 3 years. However, students have a maximum of 5 years to complete the program.
- Attendance at the Summer Conference is a requirement for all doctoral students admitted to FSEHS doctoral programs as of the fall term 2004. The conference is focused on research dissemination and dissertation development. Research courses and dissertation seminars will be offered in a face-to-face format to permit students to continue study in the research areas. For additional information, please visit this website: http://www.schoolofed.novaedu/summer
- 66 credit hours.
- Online program only.
- New students admitted three times a year.
- $540.00 per credit (subject to change).
- Continuing services fees are applied when working on dissertation after completion of all course work.
- Winter Term : * January through April
- Summer Term : * May through August
- Fall Term : * September through December
* Classes start on or about the first day of the month.
Please Note: The official catalog of the Fischler School of Education and Human Services (FSEHS) is the governing document for all program-related information. Consequently, if there is any conflict between the information contained online and that contained in the catalog, the information in the catalog prevails.