If you’re looking to join a fast-paced and growing field that will help you better understand critical issues facing the world, Nova Southeastern University’s National Security and International Affairs Dual Admission program could help. It allows you to save a spot in NSU’s well-respected national security master’s program while you complete your bachelor’s degree, streamlining the path from student to competent, confident professional.


I felt extremely welcome—all the faculty were very warm and helpful. Participating in social events like the open house and book fair helped me connect with faculty and take away more than just the academic experience.


NSU’s Master of Science in National Security and International Affairs focuses on giving you the critical analysis skills to understand the current state of national and global challenges. You’ll build upon your historical understanding of security affairs and can focus your studies on domestic or international issues. We are also now offering a concentration in Cybersecurity to ensure that you can tailor your program to fit your professional and academic interests.


Dual admission majors are available for qualified freshman and transfer students interested in these growing fields. Students must complete the bachelor’s degree and all prerequisite coursework before entering the National Security Affairs and International Relations program. 

The M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Affairs prepares students with theoretical, research and applied skills in the emerging academic field of national security affairs. 

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master of Science in National Security Affairs and International Relations.

Program Length

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

Interview Required

Dual admission applicants must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student 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.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

High School

3.0 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)


Test Optional


Minimum 30 Transfer Credits
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 M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations 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 Arts and Sciences.

Degree Required

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


You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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.

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 Programs application for fall 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.