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Distance Education

It’s part of our mission to provide convenient ways for students across the nation and all over the globe to earn a degree from Nova Southeastern University.  That’s why we offer many of our degree programs through distance education, with classes delivered outside the Fort Lauderdale area either online, or at one of our Regional Campuses.

Regional Campuses

Students don’t have to be on our main campus to have a traditional college experience. Our Regional Campuses allow those who live far from Fort Lauderdale to experience an on-campus atmosphere. Our campuses provide opportunities to develop friendships, form study groups and use videoconferencing equipment to connect with the main campus.

NSU Regional Campuses offer:

Online Courses

With an Internet connection, Nova Southeastern University students can participate in online courses from any location in the world. These programs provide Web-based instruction, online access to course content and a wide range of activities, including frequent student-teacher and student-student communication.

NSU’s online education features:

SREB Electronic Campus

Nova Southeastern University is pleased to be a participating institution of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus program. The SREB certifies that the online programs and courses it approves for this program are in full compliance with its comprehensive set of Principles of Good Practice. Eighty-three of NSU's programs, including undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs have been certified by the SREB.

Bachelor's programs certified by the SREB are listed below. Please click on the program of your choice to see detailed information.

List of SREB Certified Bachelor's Degrees
program phone email
B.S. Business Management (800) 672-7223 x25168 email
B.S. of Health Science (800) 541-6682 email
B.S. Psychology (800) 338-4723 x28000 email
B.S. Nursing (800) 541-6882 x21985 email

Master's programs certified by the SREB are listed below. Please click on the program of your choice to see detailed information.

List of SREB Certified Master's Degrees
program phone email
Master of Accounting (800) 541-6682 x25000 email
Master of Business Administration (800) 541-6682 x25000 email
Master of Health Science (800) 541-6882 x21101 email
Master of Public Administration (800) 541-6682 x25000 email
Master of Taxation (800) 541-6682 x25000 email
M.A. Cross-Disciplinary Studies (800) 541-6682 x23000 email
M.S. in Biomedical Informatics (800) 541-6682 x21032 email
M.S. in Clinical Vision Research (800) 541-6682 x21464 email
M.S. Coastal Zone Management (800) 541-6682 x23614 N/A
M.S. Computer Information Systems (800) 986-6529 x6161 email
M.S. Computer Science (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
M.S. Computing Technology in Education (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (800) 262-7978 email
M.S. in Counseling (800) 541-6682 x25790 email
M.S. in Criminal Justice (800) 541-6682 x27001 email
M.S. in Education (Athletic Administration) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Charter School Education/Leadership) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Computer Science Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Educational Leadership) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Elementary Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (English Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Exceptional Student Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Interdisciplinary Arts) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Management and Administration of Educational Programs) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Mathematics Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (PreK and Primary Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Reading Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
MS in Education (Science Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Social Studies Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Spanish Language Education with Bilingual Endorsement) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Teaching and Learning) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education (Urban Studies Education) (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. in Education Law (800) 541-6682 x26161 email
M.S. in Employment Law (800) 541-6682 x26161 email
M.S. in Health Law (800) 541-6682 x26161 Email
M.S. Information Security (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
M.S. Information Technology (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
M.S. Instructional Technology and Distance Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
M.S. Management Information Systems (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
M.S. Nursing (800) 541-6882 x21985 email

Educational Specialist programs certified by the SREB are listed below. Please click on the program of your choice to see detailed information.

List of SREB Certified Educational Specialist Programs
program phone email
Computer Science Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Curriculum/Instruction Management and Administration (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Curriculum and Teaching (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Early Literacy and Reading Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Educational Leadership (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Elementary Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
English Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Gifted Child Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Mathematics Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Reading Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Science Education (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (800) 986-3223 x28500 email
Technology Management and Administration (800) 986-3223 x28500 email

Doctoral programs certified by the SREB are listed below. Please click on the program of your choice to see detailed information.

List of SREB Certified Doctoral Degrees
program phone email
Doctor of Health Science (800) 541-6882 x21101 email
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (800) 541-6882 x21101 email
Ph.D. Computer Information Systems (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
Ph.D. Computer Science (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
Ph.D. Computing Technology in Education (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
Ph.D. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (800) 541-6682 x23000 email
Ph.D. Information Systems (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
Ph.D., Occupational Therapy (800) 541-6882 x21101 email

Graduate certificate programs certified by the SREB are listed below. Please click on the program of your choice to see detailed information.

List of SREB Certified Graduate Certificates
program phone email
Clinical Vision Research (800) 541-6682 x21464 email
Coastal Studies (800) 541-6882 x23621 email
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (800) 541-6682 x23000 email
Education Law (800) 986-6529 N/A
Information Security (800) 541-6682 x22000 email
Information Security (Administration of Information Security) (800) 541-6682 x22000 email

State Disclosures

The following information is provided in compliance with state regulations related to higher education.  Some state laws require an institution to provide students with specific disclosures.  The following statements are presented in order to comply with these requirements.  Students enrolled in NSU online programs and residing in the states listed below should review this information.

Educator Preparation Programs: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate.  Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at an institution outside of Alabama must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach.  Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Nursing:  State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama.  Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application.  Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. www.abn.alabama.gov

Nova Southeastern University is approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  The following information is provided in accordance with the regulations governing schools that operate in that State.

School Performance Fact Sheets

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences provides School Performance Fact Sheets to prospective students for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program in accordance with regulations established by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Current and prospective students can access the Fact Sheet below at any time to see the most up-to-date information.

These Fact Sheets provide specific information for the Master of Science in Speech Language-Pathology program offered at its instructional site in California. This information includes the number of students enrolled, number of degree completions, students’ performance with respect to relevant professional licensing examinations, job placements within the career fields for which the program was designed, and wage and salary information that has been provided by local graduates.

Download NSU Fact Sheet

Program Catalog

Please see the College of Health Care Sciences course catalog located at http://www.nova.edu/academics/course-catalog.html

Student Enrollment Agreement

California Student Enrollment Agreement

Annual Report

Annual Report submitted to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Nova Southeastern University is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to provide distance education degree programs to residents of Iowa. 

Should an Iowa resident wish to file a complaint, please contact:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave, FL 3
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920

Phone: (515) 725-3400
Phone: (877) 272-4456 (Information Service Center)
Fax: (515) 725-3401

The following education programs are authorized for delivery in Iowa via distance education modality by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.  Residents considering enrollment in these programs should recognize that these degrees listed below are not intended for, and do not lead to, professional, teacher, or administrative licensure in the state Iowa.

  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Science BrainSMART
  • Master of Science in Education with specialization in Athletic Administration, Charter School Educational Leadership, Cognitive and Behavioral Disabilities, Early Literacy Education, English, Exceptional Student Education and Reading, Instructional Design and Diversity Education, Interdisciplinary Arts, Learning and Teaching, Management and Administration, Medical Education, Multicultural Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Reading and Literacy, English as a Second Language, Spanish Language Education, Teaching and Learning, English as a Foreign Language, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Urban Education
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Diversity Education
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Distance Education
  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education Research
  • Education Specialist BrainSMART
  • Master of Science in Counseling
    Concentrations in Substance Abuse Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling and Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis only
  • Master of Science in General Psychology

The following speech language pathology programs are authorized for delivery in Iowa via distance education modality by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.  Residents considering enrollment in these programs should recognize the following requirements for practicing in the State of Iowa.

  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
    Iowa law requires a speech pathology license applicant to complete a full-time clinical experience of nine months duration after completion of the master’s degree. A temporary clinical license may be obtained from the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology for this purpose.
  • Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology
    An applicant must have an MS in Speech-Language Pathology, a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and a state licensed from the practicing state. This program does not prepare students for initial licensure as a speech-language pathologist in Iowa.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has determined that Nova Southeastern University’s application for registration of online programs is in compliance with the requirements of the Education Article, Title 11, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 13B.05.01.

Students should note that the process for filing and resolution of complaints is described in detail through the Maryland Higher Education Commission - Student Complaint Process.

Online students located in Maryland should recognize that Nova Southeastern University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Nova Southeastern University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Nova Southeastern University is a nonprofit corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degree described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the Standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, Oregon 97401.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Note to Residents of Texas: If a complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the intuition’s grievance procedure, residence of Texas may file a grievance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX, 78752.  Phone (512) 427-6101.

Visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Student Complaints page for forms and a description of the complaint procedure.

For the rules governing student complaints, go to Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110‐1.120.

Texas Workforce Commission

Nova Southeastern University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Nova Southeastern University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act.  This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorized Nova Southeastern University to [offer/advertise and recruit for] specific degree programs.  The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs.  Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs.  Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act of the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Distance Education Complaint Process

Students should note that the process for filing and resolution of complaints is described in detail through the Student Complaint Process and Distance Education page. 

Student Complaint Process