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Masters Program

Admissions

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 May 2. PCAT/GRE is recommended, but not required.

  1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally 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 a regionally 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 Pharmacy degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited institution

2. Applicants interested in earning a preferred admissions interview for the Advanced Standing Pharm.D. program for the following year will need to complete any outstanding prerequisite coursework at a regionally 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 June 15: 

  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

Proof of English proficiency, if applicable, is required of applicants.

The following standardized tests currently satisfy NSU College of Pharmacy English Requirements for nonnative English Speakers:

  1. Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)* (toefl.org)
    213 or above on a computer-based test; 80 or above on the Internet-based test  
2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)* (ielts.org)

  • 6.0 or above on the test module

3. Duolingo Test of English*: minimum score of 105 (duolingo.com)


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

Candidates who have taken college courses in the United States may also prove English proficiency by completing, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, two college level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S..

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

    SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
    2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 602
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
    (305) 749-0333
    spantran.com

    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: 954-262-1110
Fax: 954-262-2282

Email: nsupharmacyinfo@nova.edu

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