Welcome to the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) at Nova Southeastern University. CPS is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to current and future psychologists and mental health and counseling professionals. This training experience provides students with a sophisticated understanding of psychological research and the delivery of superior mental health care.
News and Events
NSU achieved NCATE Accreditation through a joint effort by the Fischler School of Education, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Psychological Studies.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit educator certification programs at U.S. colleges and universities. NCATE is a council of educators created to ensure and raise the quality of preparation for their profession. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as an accrediting institution.
NSU received accreditation without qualifications for the professional education unit at Nova Southeastern University. The professional education unit includes all NSU professional educator preparation programs, including the Center for Psychological Studies school psychology and counseling programs.
- CPS Specialist Program in School Psychology Receives designation of National Recognition by the National Association of School Psychologists
- CPS Master's Program in School Counseling Receives Full Program Approval from the Florida Department of Education
- CPS Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology Receives 7-Year Accreditation by APA's Commission on Accreditation
- Professor Mace To Lead Initiatives: Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
- CPS Alumna named Deputy Director in the American Psychological Association (APA) Education Directorate
- Children’s Trust Awards CPS a 3-year contract to continue the Project Rise Grant
- CPS Awarded Multiple President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants (PFRDG)
- Ph.D. Program Ranked 9th in Research Study
M.S. in School Counseling
The Master's Degree Program in School Counseling has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a state-approved program. Based on a developmental model, the master’s program prepares students to function as professional school counselors in school systems (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). While the role of the school counselor varies within and across schools, districts, and states, counselors increasingly serve in multiple roles, interacting and consulting with parents, teachers, school psychologists, and agencies to provide effective services to students. For more details, click here »