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International students

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides complete support and advisory services to NSU’s international students.

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Doctoral Programs

A doctoral degree is the most advanced degree a university can confer. NSU offers a wide range of doctoral degrees in Computer Science, EducationCriminal Justice, Oceanography and Marine Biology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Family Therapy and more.

We’re known as a top research university so you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and advanced research programs in areas like:


  • NSU’s Oceanographic Campus is home to the only research facility in the nation dedicated to coral reef ecosystem research.
  • Approximately 300 current superintendents and 33 current college presidents across the nation hold doctorate degrees from NSU’s Fischler College of Education.
  • Our College of Engineering and Computing offers three hybrid, online and on-campus, Ph.D. programs.
  • NSU offers one of the few doctoral programs in conflict analysis and resolution in North America.
  • NSU has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as an innovative research university.
  • NSU offers doctoral students opportunities for research, as well as internships and practicums at local schools, clinics, hospitals and organizations.

Learn more about our doctoral degrees:

Program On-Campus Off-Campus Online
Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) On-Campus    
Computer Science (Ph.D.)      
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Ph.D.) On-Campus   Online
Criminal Justice (Ph.D.)     Online
Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.) On-Campus    
Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (S.L.P.D.) On-Campus   Online
Education (Ed.D.) On-Campus Off-Campus Online
Education (Ph.D.)     Online
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) On-Campus Off-Campus Online
Family Therapy (Ph.D.) On-Campus    
Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.)     Online
Health Sciences (Ph.D.)     Online
Information Assurance (Ph.D.)      
Information Systems (Ph.D.)      
Nursing (D.N.P.)     Online
Nursing (Ph.D.)     Online
Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)   Off-Campus Online
Occupational Therapy - Post Professional (Dr.OT)     Online
Occupational Therapy - Post Professional (Ph.D.)   Off-Campus Online
Oceanography/Marine Biology (Ph.D.) On-Campus    
Pharmacy (Ph.D.) On-Campus    
Physical Therapy (Ph.D.) On-Campus    
Postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy (T-D.P.T.) On-Campus    
School Psychology (Psy.D.) On-Campus    
School Psychology (Psy.S.) On-Campus Off-Campus