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Ph.D. Program

Advance Your Health Care Impact: Graduate and Professional Pharmacy Programs

Whether you’re interested in entering the health care field as a pharmacist or boosting your earning potential with continued learning, Nova Southeastern University's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy caters to diverse educational needs and career aspirations in the professional, academic, and government spheres.

Our range of programs ensures a personalized approach for every student. As a graduate student, you'll thrive in a supportive community committed to your success. Our dedicated admissions counselors will guide you through each step, ensuring a streamlined journey across your academic and career objectives. At NSU Silverman College of Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to accelerating your path to success.

Admissions Requirements

We’re thrilled you’re interested in applying to one of our programs. Click on the degree level you're interested in for instructions on how to apply to NSU's Silverman College of Pharmacy programs.

Pharm.D. Programs Master's and Ph.D. Programs

Reap the ROI Rewards

Let your investment in your education be a springboard toward a fulfilling future in the dynamic world of pharmacy. With a degree from NSU's Silverman College of Pharmacy, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, and expertise to excel in a diverse range of rewarding career paths. Experience the satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of others while earning a lucrative salary and enjoying promising career growth. 

And with our extensive list of scholarships, grants, and fellowships offered by NSU and beyond, you can greatly reduce the costs of medical school at NSU. Our financial aid officers are committed to helping you fund your future.

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Information for International Students

Proof of English proficiency is required for non-native English speakers. Scores for the following standardized tests* currently satisfy NSU’s Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy English requirements: 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 213 on the computer-based test (
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 on the test module (
  • Duolingo Test of English: minimum score of 105 (

Scores must be no more than two years old at the time of the interview.

Candidates may also demonstrate English proficiency by successfully completing a Baccalaureate, professional or Master's degree in the United States, or two college-level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Countries exempt from the English proficiency test include Great Britain, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, and English speaking parts of Canada.

For a full list of English proficiency tests that are accepted by the university, please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars

For a TOEFL application information, visit the website at TOEFL or write to:

Educational Testing Services
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(609) 771-7100

Applicants who have taken TOEFL or EILTS exams should send them directly to PharmGRAD. Duolingo scores should be emailed to

It is the responsibility of international students and scholars to ensure that their visa status allows for the issue of a Social Security number.  A U.S. social security number is mandatory to receive an intern license in the Pharm.D. program, which is a requirement for placement on pharmacy practice experiences. Without a pharmacy intern license, a student cannot complete the curriculum or the requirements of the Pharm.D. degree program. 

International students in the Ph.D. program, who are paid teaching assistants, will need to obtain a U.S. social security number for employment with the university. 

It is the responsibility of the international applicant to contact the Office of International Students and Scholars for information on immigration regulations and student visa requirements. 

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