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Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate New Student Orientation - (Virtual)
Tuesday, August, 2024 - 6pm - 7pm

Our Fall New Student Orientation is designed specifically for graduate students to ease their transition, introduce campus resources, professional development opportunities and help connect with other graduate students through our graduate student association.

In addition, students will learn about expectations as a graduate student, funding, policies and procedures, deadlines, and where to go for support.

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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 about NSU Graduate Studies

Master’s degree programs are offered in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice, Electronics Engineering, Health Administration, Health Informatics, 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


Admission Deadlines

Standard Semester Based programs 

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.

accelerated ONline programs

NSU also offer several accelerated online programs that can be completed within 12 - 18 months for a reduced tuition rate. Accelerated degree programs are offered in the following areas: Education. Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, and CyberPsychology.  Students are accepted into these programs every 7 weeks.  Click here for more information regarding these programs.

Accelerated Online Programs Deadlines

Fall Mini Term O:          08/11/23       
Fall Mini Term P:           10/06/23       
Spring Mini Term O:     01/06/24      
Spring Mini Term P:      03/08/24
Summer Mini Term O:  04/26/24 
 

 


Thesis and dissertation submission deadlines


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

Fall 2023 Deadlines

Students who wish to participate in Fall commencement 
October 16, 2023
Deadline for committee approved thesis/dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for format review

November 6 2023
Deadline for format approval to participate in Commencement

November 10, 2023
Deadline for graduation application to Registrar's Office


Fall Conferral for students who do not plan to participate in commencement

January 5, 2024
Deadline for thesis/dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for format review 

January 19, 2024
Deadline for Graduation Application to Registrar's Office for fall degree conferral.


Spring 2024 Deadlines

Students who wish to participate in Spring commencement
March 11, 2024
Deadline for committee approved Theses/Dissertations submission to Graduate Studies for format review

April 01, 2024
Deadline for format approval to participate in Commencement

April 05, 2024
Spring Commencement
Deadline for Graduation Application to participate in Commencement.


Spring Conferral for students who do not plan to participate in commencement

May 24, 2024
Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation submission to Graduate Studies for students NOT participating in Commencement but applying for degree conferral.

June 14, 2024
Deadline for Graduation Application to Registrar's Office for spring degree conferral.


Summer Conferral 2024 Deadlines

July 01, 2024
Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation submission to Graduate Students for format approval.

July 22, 202
Deadline for format approval.

July 26, 2024
Deadline for Graduation Application to Registrar's office for summer degree conferral.