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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 Nova Southeastern University's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy for Fall 2023 are recommended, but not required. 

NSU’s Barry and Judy Silverman 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.

Apply with PharmGRAD

NSU's Silverman College of Pharmacy participates in the Pharmacy College Application Service. Applicants must submit a PharmGRAD application electronically no later than July 18, 2024. The Office of Admissions processes applications on a rolling basis; therefore, it is in the best interest of the applicant to apply early.

Complete PharmGRAD application

NSU College of Pharmacy uses the PharmGRAD centralized online application. Information on PharmGRAD application fees

Request your transcripts

Applicants who have completed coursework outside of the U.S. should request an official foreign evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Please request a course by course evaluation with an overall GPA calculation send WES or ECE foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) directly to PharmGRAD.

Optional, PCAT or other standardized exams scores

If applicable, English Proficiency test scores

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

Preprofessional letters of recommendation

Applicants should send letters of recommendation directly to PharmCAS. All letters should be on proper letterhead and signed with a pen.


NSU will generate an NSU ID number, after the PharmCAS application is processed. Please include your NSU ID number on all correspondence. 


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.
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