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Application Requirements

To ensure that your application is complete, please use the checklist below and follow the detailed instructions provided for each item. All documents that are submitted to the University will need to include your name on each page.

Check List

  1. Complete online application form
  2. $50 nonrefundable application fee
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework or a master's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  4. A personal statement of approximately 300 words, double spaced, single sided, typewritten pages. Include  why are interested in the program to which you are applying for, as well as your professional goals, your assessment of your abilities to manage the challenges of graduate school, and any other information you would like to provide.

    *Students may choose to complete this requirement within the application or they may choose to submit it as a separate document.

  5. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended need to be mailed directly to Enrollment Processing Services (EPS), including agency evaluation of foreign degrees for determination of U.S. equivalence (including Canadian transcripts). All applicants must hold a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution. International Students should visit International Students and Scholars for further information. *
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Interview conducted via telephone
  8. International Student applicants should submit English proficiency scores, if applicable. International Students should visit International Students and Scholars for further information. *

Please Mail Items To

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: CAHSS – Dept. of Justice and Human Services
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Address without P.O. Box:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: CAHSS – Dept. of Justice and Human Services
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33314

Fax unofficial documents to (954) 262-3609 or email gradschool@nova.edu

Official electronic transcripts must be sent to electronictranscript@nova.edu

NOTE: EXTERNAL INSTITUTIONS ONLY.

If you have any questions about the admissions process, you may contact admissions at 800-541-6682, ext. 27001 or (954) 262-7001 or email gradschool@nova.edu.

International Students

Foreign nationals who reside outside the U.S. at the time of application, and whose native language is not English, must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Score requirements are the same as undergraduate admission and are as follows: minimum paper score =550; minimum computerized score = 213; minimum internet score=79). A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.

Applicants who have attended foreign universities or colleges are required to have their academic credentials evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. While there are several credential evaluators, the most widely used companies are listed below or visit www.naces.org.

International students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Student Services at (954) 262-7240 or 800-541-6682, ext. 27240, or by email at intl@nova.edu, or visit our  International Students Page.

Deadlines

term offered Preferred Admissions Deadline
Fall August 1
Winter  December 10
Summer April 20
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