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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. Application fee of $50 (in U.S. dollars) made payable to Nova Southeastern University will be charged for each application submitted.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 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. Submit two letters of recommendation from current professors, employers, supervisors, or similar people most familiar with your professional experience. Letters of recommendation must be less than one year old.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended are required. All applicants must hold a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution. Official electronic transcripts  can be sent to or mailed to the address below:

    Applicants who have attended foreign universities or colleges are required to have their academic credentials evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. Please visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for more information. 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, or visit the Office of International Students and Scholars.

  6. Provide a personal statement of between 150 and 300 words indicating your goals in pursuing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. This statement must be attached to the application.

Please Mail Items To

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: CAHSS – Dept. of Justice and Human Services
3301 College Avenue P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

If you have any questions about the admissions process, call (954) 262-7563 / (800) 541-6682, 27563 (a-s-k-m-e), or email


term offered preferred admissions deadline
Fall  August 1
Winter  December 10
Summer  April 20
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