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Master's Programs

Admission is competitive; consequently, applicants who meet the minimum requirements are not assured admission. There is no formula, yardstick or scoring, the college qualitatively and quantitatively evaluates applicants and makes selections based on performance, personal qualifications, and evidence of potential for success. We strive to identify future students with tremendous professional outlook. Our admission process takes into consideration both your professional and academic accomplishments. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Term Dates Preferred Deadlines
Winter 2024 January 3, 2024 - April 28, 2024 December 3, 2023
Summer 2024 May 6, 2024 - July 28, 2024 April 6, 2024

Please note, there are deadlines to apply for initial I-20 requests and document submission. Visit this link for details.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. To ensure evaluation for the desired starting term, applications and all required documents must be ready for review at least one month prior to the start of the term. Late applications that cannot be processed in time for the desired starting term will be considered for the next available term.

  1. An earned bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution and with an appropriate major. (see program-specific admission requirements under individual programs). Lower GPA scores must be accompanied with a supplemental letter explaining why the low GPA does not reflect inadequate potential for success in the program.

  2. Online application and non-refundable $50 application fee.

  3. Sealed official transcripts from all institutions attended.

  4. A résumé

The college may require additional documentation to support the application. In addition, applicants may submit standardized test scores or any additional documentation to strengthen the application.

You may request official transcripts and/or test score reports to be sent by mail to the address below:

Nova Southeastern University
Attn: Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
3300 S. University Drive
P. O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328-2004

Your previous institution may submit an official electronic transcript to:

Once you have submitted your application, you may view your missing items on your profile account and upload certain documents. If you want to upload additional documentation that are not listed, please inform the Office of Admissions. 

Degree Programs

Students pursuing any master's program must be registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours in order to be considered full-time status. Student enrolled in 3 credit hours or fewer credits per semester will be considered part-time status.

F-1 Visa Students 

Students must maintain full-time enrollment of 6 credits per semester and 3 of those 6 credits must be taken in an on campus format. Student should meet with the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) pertaining to their I-20 status. 

  1. An Enrollment Deposit Fee for F-1 visa students of $500 will be required to process an accepted applicant's I-20. This deposit will go toward your tuition costs once you are officially enrolled in classes and is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal or non-registration. An I-20 cannot be issued to a provisionally admitted student. All official documents and the $500 deposit fee must be submitted.

  2. If the degree was completed outside of the United States, it must be equivalent to a regionally-accredited United States bachelor's degree in a related field with an equivalent GPA of at least 2.5. To enable the college to determine equivalencies, the applicant must have their degree evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course transcript evaluation with a GPA calculation is required. For current information on evaluation agencies visit

  3. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The following standardized tests satisfy the university's English requirement for nonnative English speakers. Minimum scores must be met. Official test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to Nova Southeastern University. Institution codes for sending official scores are listed respectively. 

An applicant can qualify for an exemption from taking an English proficiency examination if one of the following criteria is met:

    • Successful completion of at least a bachelor's degree at a regionally-accredited U.S. institution of higher education.
    • Passing Level 9 at Talk International Language School.
    • Completion of a degree at an institution in one of the following countries: Australia, English speaking Canada, Ghana, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.

Master's students can participate and complete their master's program without having to travel to the United States. International master's applicants who apply for the on-campus format must obtain an F-1 student visa. For more information on how to obtain a student visa, what items are required, and more, visit the university's Office of International Students web site at

Please note, there are deadlines to apply for initial I-20 requests and document submission. Visit this link for details.


Apply Online Now

If you have already submitted an application, please contact the Office of Admissions first before submitting another one. Otherwise, you will be charged and responsible for an additional $50 application fee.

To start your online application, click the "Apply Now" button above. First time users will need to create a graduate account. Please remember your login email address and password as they will be required should you need to complete your application in more than one session. Additionally, with this account you can return to this site to view a summary of your application, a checklist of items needed to complete your application, and where you can upload documents to complete your application. 

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