Admission is competitive; consequently, applicants who meet the minimum requirements are not assured admission. 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.
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 two months 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.
Sealed official transcripts from every institution ever attended.
Three letters of recommendation from three people who are familiar with your academic and/or professional capabilities and able to evaluate your academic potential to succeed in the program to which you are applying. Recommendations from your professors are preferred. Recommendations are unacceptable if they are unrelated to your doctoral application, or from family members, friends, or those without experience in the research-based doctorate. Letters of recommendations can be submitted electronically once you submit your online application.
A resume/curriculum vitae (CV) that provides a short account of your academic background and professional experience.
Proficiency in the English language. (Doctoral students are expected to write numerous papers and a dissertation.)
The college may request additional documentation or a phone interview to support the application. In addition, you may submit GMAT/GRE test scores or any additional documentation to strengthen your 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)
3301 College Avenue
P. O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
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.
If the degree was completed outside of the United States, it must be equivalent to a regionally-accredited United States master's degree in a related field with an equivalent GPA of at least 3.25. To enable the school to determine equivalencies, applicants must have their degrees 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 www.naces.org/members.html.
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. Official test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to Nova Southeastern University.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (www.ets.org/toefl) 80 on the Internet-based test.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (www.ielts.org) 6.0 on the test module.
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 Online Now" link below. First time users will need to create an 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.