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Office of Graduate Studies

About

NSU is one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Universities, (HBCU). Our graduate programs attract students and faculty from diverse national, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We extend an invitation to you to join the Spartan family and become an active member of the Graduate Studies community. - Read more

Programs

Master’s degree programs are offered in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice, Electronics Engineering, Materials Science, Media and Communications, Music, Pre-Elementary Education, Special Education, Social Work, Teaching, Urban Affairs, Urban Education, and Visual Studies.

Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs are offered in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, and Materials Science and Engineering. - Graduate Programs

Admissions Deadlines

November 1: Priority deadline for spring admissions.
May 1: Priority deadline for fall admissions.

Certain programs may have earlier deadlines or only admit students during the fall semester.  Please check the program tab for more information on specific program deadlines.

Students with complete applications including all supplemental items by these deadlines will be guaranteed an admission decision prior to the start of the term for which the application was submitted.  All other students may be considered for admission for the subsequent semester.

Thesis/Dissertation Format Deadlines

The Thesis/Dissertation format guidelines are available under forms.  Please adhere to the following deadlines for degree conferral:

Fall 2020 Deadlines

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT (Commencement subject to change during pandemic crises)

October 26, 2020
Deadline for thesis/dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for format review

November 13 2020
Deadline for format approval to participate in Commencement
Deadline for graduation application

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT

January 4, 2021
Deadline for thesis/dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for format review 

January 22, 2021
December Degree Conferral
Deadline for Graduation Application for December degree conferral.

Spring 2021 Deadlines

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT (Commencement subject to change during pandemic crises)

March 22, 2021
Spring Commencement
Deadline for Theses/Dissertations submission to Graduate Studies for format approval 

April 9, 2021
Srping Commencement
Deadline for Graduation Application to participate in Commencement.

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT

May 24, 2021
Spring Conferral
Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for students NOT participating in Commencement but applying for degree conferral.

June 11, 2021
Spring Conferral
Deadline for Graduation Application for degree conferral.

Summer 2021 Deadlines

August 13,2021
Summer Conferral
Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation submission to Graduate Students for format approval.

August 27, 2021
Summer Conferral
Deadline for Graduation Application for degree conferral.