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Admission Requirements for applicants entering the M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences program

All standardized exams (e.g. PCAT, DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT etc.) for entrance into the College of Pharmacy for Fall 2023 are recommended, but not required. 

The College of Pharmacy selects students based on academic performance, admissions interview, written applications, and letters of recommendation. Successful applicants will be required to comply with the guidelines outlined below.

  1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must complete and receive a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the sciences.
    • Students applying to the Drug Development (Pharmaceutics) or the Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics sequences are required to have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related science fields.
    • Student applying to the Social and Administrative Pharmacy sequence are required to have earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, economics, statistics, public health, health services research, or other related fields.
  2. Required minimum GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale. (This is the total accumulation of bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.)
  3. Three letters of recommendations, on official letterhead with a signature, from professors or supervisors in the applicant’s major field of study.
  4. Proof of English proficiency (required of nonnative English speakers)

 

TOEFL: minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 213 on the computer-based test

IELTS: minimum score of 6.0 on the test module

Duolingo: minimum 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 should be no more than two years old at the time of interview.

*Countries exempt from English Proficiency Test: Great Britain, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, English speaking parts of Canada.

NSU College of Pharmacy participates in the Pharmacy College Application Service. Applicants must submit a PharmGRAD application electronically no later than July 01. The Office of Admissions processes applications on a rolling basis; therefore, it is in the best interest of the applicant to apply early.

Important Note: Applications will not be reviewed until both the PharmGRAD (Part One) and the NSU supplemental application (Part Two) are submitted.

PART ONE: Apply with PharmGRAD
  1. Complete PharmGRAD application
    NSU College of Pharmacy uses the PharmGRAD centralized online application. Start yours here: https://www.pharmgrad.org
  2. Request your transcripts
    Request transcripts to be sent to PharmGRAD for all colleges and universities attended.
    PharmGRAD accepts WES and ECE foreign evaluations. Other NACES foreign evaluation agencies should be sent directly to NSU. Please see address below.
    Complete instructions can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/2sxhxaem
  3. Optional, PCAT or other standardized exams scores
    Complete instructions can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/4kd3xssc
  4. If applicable, English Proficiency test scores
    PharmGRAD accepts TOEFL scores.
    EILTS or Duolingo scores scores can be sent directly to NSU. Please see address below.
    Complete instructions can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/4bz2vj52
  5. Preprofessional letters of recommendation
    Letters should be on proper letterhead and signed with a pen; complete instructions can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/47f9adas

 

PART TWO: NSU College of Pharmacy Online Supplemental Application
Upon receipt of the completed PharmGRAD application, NSU will email you an online secondary application. You should submit the following materials to Nova Southeastern University no later than July 30.

  1. Complete secondary application.
    An invitation to apply will be emailed by NSU College of Pharmacy after your PharmGRAD is verified.

  2. Nonrefundable application fee of $50

  3. Submit additional supplemental updates and documents requested by NSU College of Pharmacy admissions. Supplemental information or application updates can be mailed to:

    Mailing Address (Domestic):
    Enrollment Processing Services
    NSU College of Pharmacy
    3301 College Avenue
    P.O. Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905
    Electronic transcripts should be emailed to: electronictranscripts@nova.edu
    Other documents should be emailed to: amsqc@nova.edu


NSU will generate an NSU ID number, after the applications are processed.
Please include your NSU ID number on all correspondence.

Applicants who have completed foreign coursework outside of the U.S. will be required to send their official transcripts to a NACES approved evaluation agency and request an official foreign evaluation report to be sent to NSU. Please request the foreign evaluation report to include a course-by-course evaluation with overall GPA calculation.

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

World Education Services
(212) 966-6311
www.wes.org

Interviews are part of the admissions process. An interview does not guarantee admissions. The Office of Admissions reviews all applications to determine if the applicant will be granted an interview. Interviews will be via Zoom or in person.

If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an email invitation from the Office of Admissions. Please make sure to connect or arrive on time, dress professionally, and be prepared.
Need to check on your application file?
Call Enrollment Processing Services at 1-877-640-0218.

Checking your application status:
You can check your application anytime on the NSU Self-Service Banner (Webstar): https://nova.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login
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