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Nova Southeastern University

Shepard Broad College of Law

Fort Lauderdale, FL


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Nova Southeastern University


Nova Southeastern University / Shepard Broad College of Law is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy (JD/DO)
Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy (JD/PhD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Accounting (JD/M Acc)
Juris Doctor/Master of Taxation (JD/M Tax)
Master of Science (MS) Law and policy Cybersecurity law
Juris Doctor (JD) International law
Master of Science (MS) Health law Regulatory compliance
Master of Science (MS) Health law Clinical research law and regulatory compliance
Master of Science (MS) Health law Health care administrative law
Master of Science (MS) Health law Cybersecurity law
Master of Science (MS) Health law Risk management
Master of Science (MS) Education law Cybersecurity law
Master of Science (MS) Education law Exceptional education
Master of Science (MS) Education law Education law advocacy
Juris Doctor (JD) Health law
Master of Science (MS) Employment law Human resource managerial law
Master of Science (MS) Employment law Cybersecurity law
Master of Science (MS) Employment law Employee relations law

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 45
Doctoral Degrees 225

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Capstone research project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam LSAT
Rigorous upper-level writing fulfilled through faculty-supervised seminar paper, law journal article, workshop, or other research; 6 credits' experiential learning


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st Yes
Winter deadline December 12th December 12th No
Spring deadline March 31st March 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Regionally-accredited undergraduate degree; at least 2 years' experience in related field (for employment law and health law)
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 37.5%
Black or African American 8.81%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 3.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.43%
Two or more races 1.42%
Unknown 2.98%


Male (45%)
Female (54%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 56
Part-time - 41
Male (53)
Female (44)


Focus of faculty research: Legal issues in health law, international law, the legal profession, family law, civil rights
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3305 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314
United States
Contact Jon M. Garon
Phone: 954-262-6101
Fax: 954-262-2862