Master of Science in Developmental Disabilities
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

A master’s degree in Developmental Disabilities allows students to empower children and adults with special needs to live full and active lives. This program from Nova Southeastern University includes academic coursework and hands-on experiences working with individuals of all ages.

Students can customize their online human services degree with five available concentrations. Graduates can pursue careers such as nonprofit program director, early childhood interventionist, job coach, and behavior analyst. Additional courses are available to students pursuing certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA), Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), or Association of Child Life Professional (ACLP).

Concentrations available within the Developmental Disabilities degree program include:

  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Adult Services and Transition
  • Early Childhood
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Child Life Specialist


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Interview
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international students

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges