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Masters Program

Admissions

All standardized exams (e.g. PCAT, DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT etc.) for entrance into the College of Pharmacy are recommended, but not required. 

The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs program bases its selection of candidates on academic performance, Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, personal interviews, written applications, and letters of reference. Application deadline is June 1. 

  1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A baccalaureate degree in science fields such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, health care or related major are acceptable.

  2. A recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (2.5 overall GPA is preferred). Applicants interested in earning a preferred admissions interview for the Entry Level Pharm.D. program at NSU for the following year will need to complete any outstanding prerequisite coursework at an accredited college or university. Please see the Entry Level admissions webpage to view the prerequisites needed for the program: https://pharmacy.nova.edu/pharmd/admissions.html

  1. Applicants are recommended but not required to submit official scores from the PCAT or GRE
    • PCAT and GRE scores must be no more than three years old at the time of application.
      • Applicants should take the PCAT no later than February prior to the expected date of matriculation. You may register online at www.pcatweb.info or call 800-622-3231 if you have any questions. To take the GRE you may register online at http://www.gre.org or call 1-609-921-9000 if you have any questions.
  2. Two letters of reference
    • Letters may come from a pre-professional committee or, if such a committee does not exist, letters of reference from one science professor and one liberal arts professor are necessary.

Foreign Pharmacy Graduates

Foreign pharmacy graduates may be eligible for admission with the following.

1. a Bachelor of Science degree or a bachelor’s degree in a related health care field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (recommended 2.5), from an accredited institution. See details below under foreign coursework.

2. Applicants interested in earning a preferred admissions interview for the Advanced Standing Pharm.D. program for the following year will need a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and complete any outstanding prerequisite coursework at an accredited college or university. To view the prerequisites for admission to the Advanced Standing program, please click on the following link: https://pharmacy.nova.edu/intpharmd/admissions.html.

 

Application Process

Candidates for admission must submit the following by July 1: 

  1. a completed electronic application via PharmGrad: https://pharmgrad.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login with a non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S.)
  2. a secondary NSU supplemental application:https://www.nova.edu/info-apply/pharmacy.html with a non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S.)
  3. official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (See further below for information regarding foreign coursework)
  4. official PCAT or GRE scores, not more than three years old at the time of interview (recommended, but not required)
  5. Two letters of reference
  6. copy of TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores: Applicants whose native or official language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be admitted into the program. 
      • TOEFL: score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 213 on the computer-based
      • IELTS: score of 6.0 on the test module
      • Duolingo: score of 105 on the Internet-based test
      • 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.
      • *Scores may be no more than two years old at the time of 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.

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        All admissions materials and foreign evaluations must be mailed to:

        Nova Southeastern University
        Enrollment Processing Services
        3301 College Avenue
        P.O. Box 299000
        Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905

        Interview Process

        A personal interview is part of the admissions process; however, being interviewed is not a guarantee of admission. Upon receipt of the completed application, a review will be made to determine if the applicant will be granted an interview. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. The Office of Admissions will notify selected applicants for interviews.

        Foreign Coursework

          1. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below.

            World Education Services, Inc.
            Bowling Green Station
            P.O. Box 5087
            New York, NY 10274-5087
            (212) 966-6311
            wes.org

            Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
            7101 SW 102nd Avenue
            Miami, FL 33173
            (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax
            jsilny.com

            Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
            P.O. Box 514070
            Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
            (414) 289-3400
            ece.org

            It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Services.
             

     

To become part of our diverse, energetic, transformative, student body, contact:

COP Admissions Counselor
Health Professions Division
Enrollment & Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
Phone: 954-262-1111
Fax: 954-262-2282

Email: nsupharmacyinfo@nova.edu

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