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Graduate Admissions

Admissions Process

  • Admission is on a "rolling" basis.
  • Candidates are individually reviewed by a faculty committee, as NSU considers each applicant in terms of potential for success in the program.
  • After all required documents have been received, an admissions decision will be made within four weeks.
  • For more information on the process, click to view this presentation.


These deadlines indicate the date by which the university must receive ALL application materials.

August 12 (Late applications are reviewed based on space availability)

Fall Semester - August start

April 20 (Late applications are reviewed based on space availability)

Summer Semester - May start

December 10 (Late applications are reviewed based on space availability)

Winter Semester - January start

  • Completed online application
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee 
  • Transcripts from all previously attended higher-education institutions including degree conferral
    (Applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate degree programs may submit official transcripts prior to degree conferral to be considered for provisional admission. Final official transcripts must be submitted to receive full admission into the program.)
  • Personal statement of approximately 500 words, detailing the ways in which the program may help the applicant achieve his or her goals
  • An academic writing sample (it can be an academic paper, submitted journal writing, or a piece of professional writing)
  • For non-native English speakers and graduates of foreign institutions (where English is not the primary language of instruction): Demonstrate English-language proficiency by submitting documentation of one of the following: successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education where English is the primary language of instruction; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) official score of 213 on the computerized test, 550 on the paper test format, or 79 on the Internet format; or official IELTS score of 6.0
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is preferred
  • Complete the application online
  • Submit all application materials to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

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