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What will I learn?

The M.S. in College Student Affairs is designed to prepare students for the expanded roles and responsibilities of student affairs professionals in today's diverse college and university educational environments. Students will learn and experience the practical application of the knowledge base and skillsets of student affairs administration. The program is designed for students who are interested in a career in student affairs, and for those currently working in student affairs who seek to advance their own personal knowledge and professional credentials. The M.S. program consists of a 12 course (36 credits) sequence that places emphasis on Student Affairs in Higher Education.

Program Format

The M.S. program is offered residentially. Students may enroll full or part-time, taking six to nine credit hours per term. Students who enroll in 3 courses per term can expect to complete the program in five terms.

Which department am I in?

Abraham S Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $835 per credit hour
Start date

Expected August 2023


Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue,



33314, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must complete all bachelor's degree requirements before beginning graduate studies or is in the process of completing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. 

For international students

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts from all schools attended and/or agency evaluation of foreign degree.

All applicants who received their bachelors and any graduate degrees from a college or university where English is not the primary languages 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.


The deadline indicates the date by which the university must receive ALL application materials.

August 12 (Late applications are reviewed based on space availability)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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