Level Up Your I.T. Degree

With Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program, you can earn your bachelor's and your Master of Science in Information Technology in five years. This program will help you differentiate yourself from other candidates in a competitive technology market. You’ll build on existing skills and experience to gain advanced knowledge of organizational information systems, application and security technologies, and systems infrastructure. You’ll graduate with greater technology fluency and the soft skills needed to work among and with leadership teams.

Why earn your master’s in Information Technology?

NSU’s M.S. in Information Technology lets you choose a concentration in application development, data analytics, or information assurance and cybersecurity management. No matter how you specialize your degree, you’ll learn from faculty who are experts in the field—and who will make sure you’re prepared to dominate your future. You’ll gain both the soft and technical skills that make you stand out to hiring managers while you learn from top industry experts.

Become the kind of in-demand IT specialist who can guide and create value for any organization. Explore our concentrations and discover which is right for you:

  • Application Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Management


Related Careers

  • Application Developer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Software Developer


  • Communicate information technology concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally
  • Apply knowledge of information technology to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems
  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize professional literature relating to the field of information technology
  • Use current technologies, tools, software systems, modern computing platforms, and apply best practices to develop real-world solutions for specific problems (e.g., applications, deployments, etc.)

Career Outcomes

Software Developer

$114,336 Average Salary Per Year

Web Developer

$77,615 Average Salary Per Year

Database Administrator

$104,127 Average Salary Per Year

Source: The Dice 2020 Tech Salary Report


A Dual Admission program in information systems is available to qualified freshman and transfer students, allowing them to complete a combined bachelor's degree and master’s degree in accounting in a total of a five-year period (4+1).

After successfully completing a four-year undergraduate degree at Nova Southeastern University (see requirements chart below), students are eligible to immediately start their Master of Science in Information Technology.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master’s in Information Technology (M.S.).

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your master’s in one.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted students event.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1


To be considered for dual admission and fill your reserved seat in graduate or professional school, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time and transfer students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

You may apply for dual admission as test-optional (with or without test scores). If you apply for dual admission without test scores, the minimum required 3.0 GPA will be unweighted instead of weighted. Please note that meeting minimum required test-optional criteria does not guarantee an interview. Students applying for dual admission consideration without test scores will be reviewed holistically.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


High School: 3.0 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)


24 Composite ACT
1170 Total SAT


Minimum 30 Transfer Credits
With a 3.0 GPA
(Transfer Students)

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual admission reserves your seat in NSU’s Master of Science in Information Technology program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements, and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the College of Computing and Engineering.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earn a minimum grade of C or better in pre-requisite courses.

Additional Requirements

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success, and most offer at least $19,000 in annual scholarships.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Program Application for Fall 2021 entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.