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Master's Programs

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.

Term Dates Preferred Deadlines
Summer 2017 May 8, 2017 - August 13, 2017 April 8, 2017
Fall 2017 August 21, 2017 - December 10, 2017 July 21, 2017
Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 - May 6, 2018 December 8, 2017

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 one month 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.

  1. An earned bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution and with an appropriate major. In addition, the applicant must have earned a GPA of 3.0 in the major.

  2. Online application and non-refundable $50 application fee.

  3. Sealed official transcripts from every institution ever attended.

  4. A résumé

  5. Proficiency in the English language. Applicants who are unable to write correctly and clearly are urged to seek remedial help before enrolling in any of the school's programs.

The college may require additional documentation to support the application. In addition, you may submit standardized 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

Your previous institution may submit an official electronic transcript to: electronictranscript@nova.edu

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. 

Master of Science in Computer Science (CISC)

Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity (MSIS)

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS)

  1. An I-20 cannot be issued to non-degree or provisional-admission student.

  2. If the degree was completed outside of the United States, it must be equivalent to a regionally-accredited United States bachelor's degree in a related field with an equivalent GPA of at least 2.5. To enable the college to determine equivalencies, the applicant must have their degree 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.

  3. 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.

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (www.ets.org/toefl)
      80 on the Internet-based test.

    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (www.ielts.org)
      6.0 on the test module.

    2. Pearson Test of English – (PTE-Academic) ( www.pearsonpte.com/register )
      54 on the computer-based test.

    An applicant can qualify for an exemption from taking an English proficiency examination if one of the following criteria is met:

  • Successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.  
  • Passing Academia II Level at Talk International Language School.
  • Completion of a degree at an institution in one of the following countries: Australia, English speaking Canada, Ireland, New
    Zealand, or the United Kingdom.

 

Master's students can participate and complete their master's program without having to travel to the United States. International master's applicants who apply for the on-campus format must obtain an F-1 student visa. For more information on how to obtain a student visa, click here.

For more information, visit the university's Office of International Students web site at www.nova.edu/internationalstudents

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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. 

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