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Office of Graduate Studies


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


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:

January 20, 2020
December Degree Conferral
Deadline for Graduation Application for December degree conferral.

March 23, 2020
Spring Commencement
Deadline for Theses/Dissertations submission to Graduate Studies for format approval for students planning to participate in commencement.

April 10, 2020
Srping Commencement
Deadline for Graduation Application to participate in Commencement.

May 25, 2020
Spring Conferral
Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for students NOT participating in Commencement but applying for degree conferral.

June 12
Spring Conferral
Deadline for Graduation Application for degree conferral.

August 7
Summer Conferral
Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation submission to Graduate Students for format approval.

August 28, 2020
Summer Conferral
Deadline for Graduation Application for degree conferral.