School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Admissions

Application Process (Deadlines/Checklist)

Applications and supporting material should be received by the application deadline dates listed below. Late applications are reviewed based on availability and students who are not accepted for their initial start date because of late application status will be considered for the following term.

Program Application Deadlines
Ph.D. in Family Therapy and D.M.F.T. (Fall only)
  • Fall Application Deadline - January 15th
    • In-person interview - Third Friday in the month of March
    • Overseas applicants only - telephone interview last Tuesday in the month of March
  • Late Application Deadline - April 1st (subject to seat availability)
    • Telephone interview for late applicants - Third Tuesday in the month of April
M.S. in Family Therapy (Fall and Summer only) and Graduate Certificates (each term)
  • Summer application closed (now taking applications for Fall)
    • Telephone interviews – Second week in the month of February
  • Fall Application Deadline - April 1st
    • In-person interviews - Second Friday in the month of April
Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Fall Only)
  • Fall (August) Application Deadline – January 15
    • All seats have been filled for Fall 2014.
M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution/Graduate Certificates
  • Fall (August) Application Deadline – July 15
  • Winter (January) Application Deadline – December 1
  • Summer (May) Application Deadline – April 1
M.S. in National Security Affairs, M.S. in College Student Affairs, M.A. in Cross-disciplinary Studies, Qualitative Research Graduate Certificate
  • Fall (August) Application Deadline – July 15
  • Winter (January) Application Deadline – December 1
  • Summer (May) Application Deadline – April 15
Program Application Checklist

To ensure that your application is complete, please use the checklist below and follow the detailed instructions provided for each item.

Please use the check list below in order to ensure that you have sent in all documents to complete your admissions file. All documents that are submitted to the University will need to include your name and social security number on the bottom of each page.
_____ 1. Complete online application form
_____ 2. $50 nonrefundable application fee
_____ 3. An admissions essay **
_____ 4. A sample of academic writing (not required for Graduate Certificate in Peace Studies or Graduate Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice) ***
_____ 5. A resume or curriculum vita
_____ 6. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended need to be mailed directly to Enrollment Processing Services (EPS), including agency evaluation of foreign degrees for determination of U.S. equivalence (including Canadian transcripts). International Students should visit International Students and Scholars for further information. ****
_____ 7. Three letters of recommendation, written in the past six months, accompanied by the form below for doctoral programs; two letters for master's programs; and one letter for Graduate Certificates
_____ 8. International Student applicants should submit TOEFL scores, if applicable. International Students should visit International Students and Scholars for further information. ****

**The admissions essay should be 500-1000 words. This essay should tell us why are interested in the program to which you are applying for, as well as your professional goals, your assessment of your abilities to manage the challenges of graduate school, and any other information you would like to provide.

***The sample of academic writing could be an academic paper, submitted journal writing, or a piece of professional writing. There is not a specific length requirement for this paper.


Please mail all items to:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
International Students use:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33314


Fax unofficial documents to (954) 262-3609 or email gradschool@nova.edu.

Official electronic transcripts must be sent to electronictranscript@nova.edu
NOTE: EXTERNAL INSTITUTIONS ONLY
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If you have any questions about the admissions process, you may contact the office of admissions at 800-541-6682, ext. 27563 or (954) 262-7563 or email gradschool@nova.edu.

Enrollment Managers

Yvonne Jesus, 800-541-6682, ext. 23026 or (954) 262-3026,
or email yjesus@nova.edu

Marci Arango, 800-541-6682, ext. 23006 or (954) 262-3006,
or email marango@nova.edu

**** Supplemental Information

Resident Alien students are required to submit a copy of their Resident Alien card. International Students who reside outside the United States at the time of application, and whose native language is not English, must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a 213 on the computer-based test or 79-80 on the Internet based test. For a full list of English proficiency tests that are accepted by the university, please visit www.nova.edu/internationalstudents/. Test scores must be submitted to the admissions office. For a TOEFL application information, visit the Web site at www.toefl.org or write to

TOEFL
Educational Testing Services
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(609) 771-7100

Applicants who have attended foreign universities or colleges are required to have their academic credentials evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. While there are several credential evaluators, the most widely used companies are listed below or visit www.naces.org.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274
(212) 966-6311
www.wes.org
Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33173
(305) 273-1616
www.jsilny.com
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

International students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Student Services at (954) 262-7240 or 800-541-6682, ext. 27240, or by email at intl@nova.edu, or visit www.nova.edu/internationalstudents


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