NSU’s Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies will host an open house to showcase academic programs to prospective graduate students on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Maltz Psychology Building.
Representatives from the Center for Psychological Studies, the Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs will attend.
Attendees will receive general information about the colleges, take a tour of the Maltz Building, enjoy light refreshments and meet with college representatives to learn about specific programs, degree offerings and financial aid options.
Senior Manager for Enrollment/Outreach in the DAIS, Carlos Perez, said the open house gives attendees the opportunity to directly engage with faculty in their areas of specialization.
“Graduate studies are very much about mentorship and guidance on scholarly development, so the individual connection is vital,” he said.
Some of the faculty panel topics include “Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline,” “An Introduction to ISIS,” “The Psychological Consequences of Bullying” and “Behavior Modification — Everyone Likes Chocolates.”
Perez said, “Attendees can expect an exciting faculty and student panel, intensive faculty-led breakout session on each discipline and details of admissions and program requirements.”
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Anne Hearon Rambo, said the graduate open house allows individuals who are seeking a rewarding career to be fully aware of their options.
Rambo will discuss NSU’s partnership with the Broward school district, where master’s interns assisted in reducing schoolhouse arrests and lowering recidivism through solution-focused assessments.
Katia Tikhonravova, master’s student in the marriage and family therapy program, said NSU’s graduate programs provide wide opportunities for its students and respect all levels of diversity.
“I entered the graduate program having difficulties with language and trying to seek professional opportunities that would be unique to me,” she said. “Professors and students showed interest in my Russian culture and inspired me to create my own sales training corporation and publish my own book about systemic salesmanship.”
Rambo said NSU’s marriage and family therapy is the mental health profession that focuses on context and relationship, and on what is working, rather than on diagnosis and what is not working.
“It is a relatively new and fast growing area of psychotherapy — graduates can enter a variety of practice areas: schools, agencies, medical settings, private practice and business/organizational consulting,” she said.
Some of the program options from DAIS include Master of Science degrees in criminal justice, forensic psychology and gerontology and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, conflict analysis and resolution and school psychology.
Rambo recommends that students dress appropriately and bring a notepad and writing utensil to take down important information and keep a record of contacts they network with.
Although it is not required, students are encouraged to register prior to the event. Those who don’t register can do so when they arrive at the event.
To register for the event, visit nova.edu/dais/openhouse.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of C. Perez