Master of Human Services in Child Protection
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

Students earning an online master’s in Human Services in Child Protection will be well prepared to handle complex situations often associated with child protective services. The objectives of the program are to train and educate professionals on the critical skills of child advocacy, fostering children, cooperating with investigators and law enforcement, program design, and mentoring programs.

The curriculum includes core courses, as well as classes within 10 optional concentrations, allowing students to customize the degree to match their own personal and career interests. Graduates will be well prepared for roles in child protective services, foster care organizations, law enforcement, mental health facilities, juvenile justice, school psychology, and more. 

Concentration tracks available within the Child Protection master’s degree program include:

  • Psychological Foundations in Child Advocacy
  • Child Protection and Juvenile Justice
  • Conflict and Crisis Management for Caseworkers
  • Child Protective Services Legal Perspectives
  • Advocating for Children as a Behavior Analyst
  • Special Needs Education Advocacy
  • Family Systems and Support
  • Child Protective Services Administration
  • Public Health and Child Protection
  • Emergency Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent