M.S. in Criminal Justice
Frequently Asked Questions
It will say Master of Science. You will also receive a certificate stating Master of Science in Criminal Justice and your specialty track.
NSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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- CD ROM
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- Internet service Provider***
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** Students must have their own e-mail address.
*** The monthly charge is the student's responsibility.
Traditional courses require you to attend classes in person two or three days per week. With the online environment, you can check your e-mail and bulletin board at any time convenient to you in your own home.
We do not limit the number of students who can enroll. We do however limit the class sizes.
There are three semesters offered each year: Fall (Aug), Winter (Jan), Summer (May) and typically students complete the program in two (2) years by taking two (2) courses per semester; however, if you wish to progress through the program at a more rapid pace you are welcome to register for more than two (2) classes each semester.
A student who is registered for a minimum of 2 courses is considered to be a full-time student.
Students may transfer a maximum of 6 credits if they meet the following minimum criteria:
- Course taken was at the graduate level with a letter grade of "B" or better
- Transfer course(s) documented on an official transcript supplied by the student
- Transfer course(s) completed within the last five (5) years
- Transfer of course(s) approved by the Criminal Justice Program Director
Yes. It is possible for students to take additional specialty tracks. Students must complete five (5) courses within a given track to get credit for that track. Students who choose to do two (2) or more tracks will not need to take any additional elective courses as the courses taken in the additional tracks will count toward the six (6) elective credits requirement
Please complete the application materials and mail it to:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
Attn: Criminal Justice Unit
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33329-9905
$650/credit hour, this cost is subject to change.
Yes, financial aid is available for online courses. Individuals should evaluate their eligibility for financial aid by calling the Office of Student Financial Aid at (954) 262-3380 or 800-522-3243.
Yes. In order to be admitted into the program you need an undergraduate degree. However, a coordinated program with the NSU Farqhuar Center can lead to the completion of your undergraduate degree with a seamless transition into the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program. For more information please contact the Criminal Justice Program Office by completing the form or by telephone at (954) 262-7001 or toll free at 1-800-541-6682 ext. 27001.
An application for degree should be submitted with payment no later than the last term in which your program will be completed.
To access the Online Application for Degree/Diploma, you must first read these important instructions.
If you would like additional information, please complete the following form or contact us by telephone at (954) 262-7001 or toll free at 1-800-541-6682 ext. 27001.