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Frequently Asked Questions

It will say Doctor of Philosophy. You will also receive a certificate stating Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and your specialty track.

NSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Traditional courses require you to attend classes in person two or three days per week. With the online environment, you can check your e-mail and bulletin board at any time convenient to you in your own home.

Yes, we do limit the number of students who are admitted. We typically accept 20 students per year.

There are three semesters offered each year: Fall (Aug), Winter (Jan), Summer (May) and typically students complete the program in two (2 1/2) years by taking three (3) courses per semester; however, never enrolled in more than 2 at a time. Please see suggested course of study.

A student who is registered for a minimum of 2 courses is considered to be a full-time student.

Yes. It is possible for students to take additional specialty tracks. Students must complete all five (5) courses within a given track to get credit for that track.

Please complete the application materials and mail it to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
Attn: Criminal Justice Unit
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33329-9905

Yes, financial aid is available for online courses. Individuals should evaluate their eligibility for financial aid by calling the Office of Student Financial Aid at (954) 262-3380 or 800-522-3243.

Yes. In order to be admitted into the program you need a master's degree. A Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program is available online at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. For more information, please e-mail the Criminal Justice Program Office by completing the form or by telephone at (954) 262-7001 or toll free at 1-800-541-6682 ext. 27001.

An application for degree should be submitted with payment no later than the last term in which your program will be completed.

To access the Online Application for Degree/Diploma, you must first read these important instructions.

If you would like additional information, please complete the following form or contact us by telephone at (954) 262-7001 or toll free at 1-800-541-6682 ext. 27001.

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