Working in college affairs is an exciting and impactful role. With Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in College Student Affairs, you can save your place in our master’s program as you enroll in your bachelor’s degree so you can get a head start on making a difference for tomorrow’s students.

I feel like this program is amazing for anyone who wants a hands-on experience and really wants to learn from the best. Classes are so meaningful with what is happening in the world, so it’s just a great experience.

Kathryn M. | College Student Affairs

Where better to learn about student affairs than NSU? Our master’s program focuses on giving you hands-on experience where you can develop your skills and learn about the needs of current and future students. To complete the college student affairs master’s degree, students must complete a total of 130 hours of practicum in a student affairs role. This experiential opportunity allows students to put theory into practice with the support or an on-site supervisor.

The College Student Affairs program focuses on training competent professionals who take a humanistic, learner-centered approach to their work as change agents within a university and the larger society. Curriculum explores important topics like student development, diversity, student leadership, judicial affairs, on-campus life and crisis intervention.


Dual Admission majors are available for qualified freshman and transfer students interested in the growing field of College Student Affairs. Students must complete the bachelor’s degree and all prerequisite coursework before entering the College Student Affairs program. Students who complete their undergraduate degree at NSU and enter the College Student Affairs program are eligible to receive a 20% alumni tuition discount.

The M.S. in College Student Affairs (CSA) prepares students for many professions related to student affairs in college, university and community settings.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master of Science in College Student Affairs.

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in 4 years and your master’s in 1 year and 10 months.

Interview Required

Students applying for Dual Admission 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.


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 College Student Affairs 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 Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice.

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.