Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic, independent university dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs to students of all ages. NSU, sixth largest independent nonprofit institution in the country, has a strong reputation for providing quality and innovative academic programs. The university grants degrees at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral level, as well as specialist and first-professional degrees. NSU is committed to providing an online education that enables students to develop the essential knowledge and skills to lead successful careers.
Nova Southeastern University was founded in 1964 as Nova University of Advanced Technology. The university was accredited in 1971. The name was changed to Nova University by the board of trustees in 1974. Nova University merged with Southeastern University of the Health Sciences to create Nova Southeastern University in 1994. The beginning of the 21st century was a time of improvement and expansion for NSU. It added many new buildings such as The Alvin Sherman Library for Research and Information Technology Center, which is the largest public library in Florida, and five residence halls to accommodate up to 720 students. Currently, Nova has over 110,000 alumni from all 50 states and 150 countries.
Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Schools of Education
The Center for Psychological Studies provides students with education and training in psychology, clinical research, and service to the community.
The College of Allied Health and Nursing works with students who wish to enter the health care field and instills in them the skills necessary to contribute to the nursing community.
The College of Dental Medicine provides education to students striving for distinction in the practice of science and art of the dental profession.
The College of Medical Sciences was established to educate students in the Basic Medical Sciences and to prepare them for satisfying careers in healthcare.
The College of Optometry’s mission is to teach students the skills necessary to become proficient in examination of the eyes, and detection of defects in vision and eye disorders.
The College of Pharmacy is committed to educating professionals who will address society’s pharmaceutical needs.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine strives to provide high-level national and international education to physicians and osteopathic medical students.
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences promotes the advancement of professional development and personal growth of students in nonprofit, business, academic, and government organizations.
The Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences provides distinct academic programs to prepare you for leadership roles in information technology.
The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship is established to instruct students in professional development and personal growth advancement in the business, government, academics, and nonprofit organizations.
The Oceanographic Center’s mission is to provide innovative, applied and basic research, and provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of marine science and related fields.
The University School is a college preparatory school educating students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The Criminal Justice Institute collaborates with other NSU centers/schools to improve the knowledge and real-world skills of current and future professionals in the criminal justice field.
The Fischler School of Education and Human Services provides interactive and engaging programs in teaching and learning, leadership, human development and family studies.
The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences applies a relational and holistic point of view to the issues that face individuals, families, communities, organizations, and countries.
The Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies provides a variety of programs that are intended to strengthen families and improve the ability of parents and caregivers to promote children’s healthy development.
The Shepard Broad Law Center is committed to providing students with the essential skills for effective practice in law.
Nova Southeastern University offers internal and external scholarships including the Alvin Sherman Family, Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship, Broward International Women’s Club Scholarship, Dual Admission Scholarships, Electronic Funds Transfer Scholarship, Honors Program Scholarships, Phi Theta Kappa Awards, President Scholarship, and Residential Life Scholarship. Individual colleges and centers also offer scholarships.
NSU participates in many federal financial aid programs such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), National SMART Grant, and Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG). NSU also provides military and veteran benefits. Students can also apply for private loans and Federal Work-Study programs.
Credit Earning Options
NSU assesses previous professional, military, or other life experience for academic credit. The university also grants credit from CLEP, DANTES, ACT-PEP, and Advance Placement examinations. Credits from transfer courses are evaluated on an individual basis.
- Institutional Accrediting
Nova Southeastern University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
- Institution Type
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
- Delivery Format
Online. Some programs incorporate an on-campus component. Please see degree descriptions for details.
- Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research University Intensive
- Technical Requirements
You need to be able to use e-mail, send attachments in e-mail, find articles and resources on the Internet, and create documents using word processing software. There is no special software you will need to download.
- Geographic Restrictions
US and Canada residents only. International students, please contact the University directly.
- On-Campus Requirement
Varies by program. See degree descriptions for details.
- Credit-earning Options
Varies by program. Please contact the University for further details.
- Loans Offered
NSU’s Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office.