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Master's Admissions

Thousands of students who recognize the professional importance of a master's degree have discovered the exceptional programs available at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Whether you choose to study part-time or full-time, online or in the classroom, you will find a program and format that meets your needs.

Master's Degree Admission/Application Requirements

Admission to the Master's degree programs is competitive. Applications are individually reviewed and admission is offered to those applicants who meet both qualitative and quantitative criteria. All required documentation must be received before an admission decision can be offered.

The Master of Science in Real Estate Development and Master of Public Administration programs have different admission requirements:

M.S. in Real Estate Development Admission Requirements
Master of Public Administration Admission Requirements

Start Dates

Students may begin master's study in the Winter, Summer or Fall. Students appreciate the flexibility our rolling admission policy affords them. While this policy allows our admissions committee to make decisions throughout the calendar year, please recognize that we limit the size of each entering class. As such, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible for processing and decision making.

  • Winter I - begins January
  • Winter II - begins March
  • Summer - begins May
  • Fall I - begins August
  • Fall II - begins October

View the full list of Term Dates.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015
Master of Accounting & Master of Taxation: July 31, 2015
Full-Time M.B.A. Program: July 31, 2015
All other Master's programs: Fall I - August 14, 2015
  Fall II - October 9, 2015
International Students: Fall I - July 31, 2015
  Fall II - September 18, 2015

Winter 2016
Master of Accounting & Master of Taxation: November 27, 2015
Full-Time Day M.B.A. Program: November 21, 2015
All other Master's programs: Winter I - December 11, 2015
  Winter II - February 19, 2016
International Students: Winter I - November 27, 2015
  Winter II - February 5, 2016

Summer 2016
Master of Accounting & Master of Taxation: April 15, 2016
All other Master's programs: April 29, 2016
International Students: April 15, 2016

  1. A conferred bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree for international applicants. Applicants that have earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of a 3.0 or greater will be considered for admission.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale as reflected on official, final transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
    Applicants will be considered eligible for admission if their undergraduate GPA in the final 60 hours of their enrollment is a 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale.
  3. For applicants who have earned a 2.25-2.49 cumulative undergraduate GPA or who have earned a GPA of 2.25-2.49 in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate program, a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 450 or a minimum GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score of 306 (1,000 using the previous reporting scale) is required.
  4. Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered for admission. Such applicants must demonstrate an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale and a GMAT score of 450+ or a GRE score of 306+.
  5. For those applicants whose native language is not English or the bachelor's degree was not completed in English, a language proficiency will be required.
  1. Completed Master's Application for Admission and non-refundable $50 application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. The applicant's bachelor degree transcript must show degree conferral date in order to be evaluated for admission consideration. If graduate degree has been earned, the transcript must show degree conferral date in order to be evaluated for admission consideration. Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscripts@nova.edu or by mail at:

    Nova Southeastern University
    Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
    Attn: H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
    3301 College Avenue
    PO Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33329-9905
  3. Other admission documentation may be required, please continue to read below.
  • For those applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States, they must have their foreign transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited organization. A list of these organizations can be found at www.naces.org.
  • The independent academic evaluation must list the degree equivalency and include a GPA (grade point average) calculation as well as a course-by-course credit evaluation.
  • The academic evaluation must be completed for all undergraduate work and be performed based on original and official documents.

All applicants who received their bachelors and any graduate degrees from a college or university where English is not the primary language of instruction are required to take an English language test. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

  • Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) minimum scores required.
  • Internet based (iBT) = 79, Computerized score = 213, Paper score = 550.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score required = 6.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum sore required = 54.
  • TALK International, School of Languages: Completion of level 9 test with a score of 85% or higher.
  • Completion of ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 with a grade of 'C' or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • If bachelors or master degree coursework was fully completed in English outside the USA within the last two years, a letter from the institution on official letterhead will be required to waive the English Language requirement. Letter must state that all coursework was taught in English.

*An interview may also be required to determine current level of English proficiency, even if the required scores and guidelines have been fulfilled.

Applicants whose immigration status requires an NSU I-20 should contact Wendy Penha and the Office of International Students and Scholars for information and assistance with the issuance of the I-20

Students who wish to take four to six courses may apply as a non-degree seeking student. Non-degree seeking students must adhere to identical admission criteria as degree-seeking students. International students on an F-1 visa may not use non-degree seeking student status.

starSpecial Note Regarding the Online Application for Admission

The online Application for Admission is located at http://www.nova.edu/gradadmissions/index.html. You must create a login ID and a PIN. The PIN must be 6 digits long. Record this information should you need to return to the application at a later date.

When all information has been provided, you must click on the navigation button "Application is Complete."

Please remember to download, print, and complete the Transcript Request Form.

As all required materials are received by Nova Southeastern University, you will receive email acknowledgements.

Full Admission

Applicants who meet each of the requirements for admission may be offered full admission to the Master's degree program to which they are seeking admission.

To be fully admitted to Master's degree programs, all applicants must provide, official, final college transcripts AND official copies of GMAT or GRE scores (in addition to all other required documentation).

Conditional Admission

Applicants who are in their last term of their bachelor's degree and choose to submit unofficial college transcripts showing courses in progress in conjunction with a letter(on letterhead) from their school stating that they are enrolled in their last term and their expected graduation date, may be offered conditional admission to the Master's programs. This initial status of conditional admission allows students to register for one term only. All admission requirements must be met and final official documents must be received prior to registration for the subsequent term.

* Students who are completing their degree program outside of the United States may not qualify for conditional admission.

Conditional Admission Letter Template (Must provide a letter to the admissions office on college/university letterhead.)

Provisional Admission

Applicants who choose to submit unofficial college transcripts showing degree conferred and examinee copies of GMAT or GRE scores may be offered provisional admission to the Master's programs. This initial status of provisional admission allows students to register for one term only. All final and official documents must be received prior to registration for the subsequent term.

Provisional Admission Letter Template (Must provide a letter to the admissions office on college/university letterhead.)

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prerequisite knowledge in selected content areas. Satisfactory completion of foundation courses requires a "C" grade or better in each.

Master of Business Administration (all concentration areas)
  • Business or Corporate Finance
  • Economics (Micro or Macro)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • American Government
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
Master of Science in Leadership (M.S./L.)
  • No foundation courses required
Master of Accounting (M. ACC.)
  • Concentration in accounting at the undergraduate level *

OR

  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Intermediate Accounting I, II, and III
    • Cost accounting
    • Advanced Accounting
    • Basic Auditing
Master of Taxation (M. TAX.)
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in a business discipline or an undergraduate degree and accounting and finance for tax professionals *
  • Completion of the following undergradute course sequence:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Intermediate Accounting I

* Students admitted to either the Master of Accounting or Master of Taxation Programs that have not completed an undergraduate degree in a business discipline (or an undergraduate degree and accounting and finance for tax professionals) will need to complete the necessary course prerequisite by enrolling in a sequence of foundation courses. Contact the Program Office for additional details about foundation requirements.

The Huizenga College will accept up to two courses (six credits) of master's level course work completed at another regionally accredited institution as a transfer credit. The following conditions apply to transfer courses:

  • The final grade earned in each course must be no less than a B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale).
  • The institution from which the course was earned must be regionally accredited.
  • Transfer courses must not have been applied to a previously earned degree.
  • Both the course content and credit hours must be the equivalent of courses available at NSU in the student's degree program.
  • In order for transfer courses to be considered they must be requested at the time of application. Requests made after application will not be reviewed.
  • Master's level courses accepted as transfer credit may not be applied to graduate-level certificate programs.