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Accreditations and Licensure

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4500.

View all of NSU's accreditations.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Consistent with all federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and/or local ordinances (e.g., Title VII, Title VI, Title III, Rehab Act, ADA, Title IX), it is the policy of Nova Southeastern University not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any individuals because of race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a disabled veteran, or political beliefs and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations.

This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, enrollment scholarships and loan programs, athletics, employment, and access to and treatment in all university centers, programs, and activities. NSU admits students of any race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a disabled veteran, or political beliefs to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at NSU, and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, NSU is required to provide the following information to applicants and students completing their coursework outside of the state of Florida, including field experiences (e.g. internships, practicums, clinical placements), when their program of study customarily leads to professional licensure.

Nova Southeastern University, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Department of Family Therapy, Master’s and Ph.D. Programs are COAMFTE accredited. As such, program completion satisfies the coursework requirement for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida. Licensure as an MFT in Florida requires additional supervised clinical hours, passing of the AMFTRB national exam, completion of an eight-hour laws and rules course from a board approved provider, completion of a three-hour HIV/AIDS course and two-hour domestic violence course from a board approved provider within six months of licensure.

Graduation from a COAMFTE AAMFT accredited program allows for the graduate to sit for the national examination developed by the Examination Advisory Committee of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) and Professional Examination Services. Students should note that requirements for professional licensure can vary drastically by state. Currently, passing the national examination meets the educational requirements to be eligible to apply for professional licensure or certification as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in all 50 states. It is nonetheless strongly encouraged that students determine any additional requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. Students should refer to their state licensing body for further information. For licensing board contact information and approval status, please see below.

https://www.aamft.org/Directories/MFT_Licensing_Boards.aspx?hkey=c0f838ad-2672-4b4e-8b51-b9578fe5c28a 

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