Graduate & Professional Programs

Take the next step in your professional development with an advanced degree from NSU.

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At NSU, we pride ourselves on offering innovative academic programs taught by distinguished faculty that prepare our students for success in their chosen careers. We have some of the top graduate programs in the nation and successful alumni in many fields.

Employers recognize the value of an NSU education and our graduates are highly sought after by industry leaders and global businesses.

As a student you’ll have opportunities to participate in internships, clinical experiences, practicums and research, allowing you to apply what you learn in the classroom and gain first-hand experience.

We also make it possible for you to advance your career without compromising current obligations. Many of our graduate programs offer classes scheduled at night and on weekends on our main campus, at our Regional Campuses throughout Florida, and online.

Explore our graduate degree options and find the one right for you.

Master's Programs Doctoral Programs Professional Programs

Master's Programs

In today’s challenging job market, we can help give you that competitive edge and advance your career with a master’s degree. Our graduates are always in demand for top positions in industry and global business.

NSU has some of the nation’s top master’s programs in:

  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Education
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Writing and more

Master's Programs

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Doctoral Programs

A doctoral degree is the most advanced degree a university can confer. NSU offers a wide range of doctoral degrees in:

  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Family Therapy and more

Doctoral Programs

Professional Programs

NSU prides itself on providing rigorous and highly competitive professional programs in a variety of in demand fields including:

  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Dental Medicine
  • Law
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Physical Therapy

Professional Programs

Why Earn a Certification?

Students interested in certificate program

Careers in quickly evolving fields, such as computer information systems, may require employees to have professional certification to keep abreast of developing technologies. Some careers, such as those in the legal fields or in social work, may require professional certification as part of that field's accreditation process.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs provide specialized training to help expand your area of expertise, learn about new developments in your fields, enhance your professional skills and credentials to help you advance in your career.

Certificate Programs


Continuing Education

We’re on a mission to promote lifelong learning and career advancement. Our continuing education courses and training opportunities help working professionals learn new skills, fulfill continuing education requirements and advance in their careers.

Continuing Education

Veteran's Benefits

At NSU we are honored to assist veterans with their educational and career growth. Learn about the VA Process, the NSU Yellow Ribbon Scholarship and Frequently Asked Questions.

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Contact Financial Aid

Student Financial Assistance
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Admin. Bldg, 1st Flr.
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-3380
(800) 806-3680

Contact Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance offers a variety of financial aid options through federal, state, institutional and private programs to help you realize your dream of attending a private, not-for-profit university. Financial aid can be used for expenses directly related to your education, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, computer costs, housing, meals, transportation, clothing, personal expenses, and health insurance.

There are four categories of financial assistance:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Student employment

Get information on how to apply for financial aid, deadlines, and types of aid available here.

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Hours of Operation

Career Services

Main Office (4th Floor Library)
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. and Sun. Closed

Satellite Office (Carl DeSantis Building)
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. Closed

Career Advisement
By appointment only

Please call (954) 262-7201

Drop In Advisement
No appointment necessary during these times

Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Career Development

The Office of Career Development supports undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in the implementation of successful career planning. NSU students are encouraged to participate in career advisement, opportunities to meet employers, assistance with job preparation or internship and graduate school searches. Career Development also hosts a series of career fairs, providing a conduit for students and employers to network and interact with one another.

Office of Career Development