Program Overview

Students earning a Master of Human Services in Child Protection will be well prepared to handle the sometimes difficult situations associated within a child protective services organization. The objectives of such organizations are aimed towards training and educating professionals on the critical skills of child advocacy, foster children, cooperating with investigators and law enforcement, program design and mentoring programs.

Graduate students with the advanced degree will have the opportunity to seek positions beyond ground level, and enhance studies of on-the-job training and scientifically grounded best-practices. In addition to the core masters courses, the program will instill the critical knowledge, values, and skills necessary for child protection professionals to effectively respond to complex problems afflicting children and families in the child protective services system.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework or a master’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better; or a total score of 950 or higher on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the past five years, or other similar measures.

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.

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