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Masters Program


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

Students matriculate into one of three sequences: Drug Development (Pharmaceutics), Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics or Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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 or a related scientific area.

Students applying to the Social and Administrative Pharmacy sequence are required to have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, economics, statistics, public health, health services research or other related fields. 

  1. All applicants must have an earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. The applicant should have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended. An official course-by-course evaluation of foreign coursework with the cumulative grade point average is required.
  4. Proof of English proficiency (required of nonnative English speakers)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), (

- a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test, or 213 or above on a computer-based test

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), (

- a minim score of 6.0 on the test module is required 

    • Duolingo Test of English, (

- a minimum score of 105

  1. 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

  1.  The GRE general test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing) is recommended, but not required, for admission ( NSU Code: 5522
  •  There is no minimum required
  •  Scores must be less than five years old at time of application
  1. Three letters of recommendation on official letterhead, with a signature, from professors or supervisors in the applicant’s field of study

Applicants may apply for matriculation into the fall semester. The Office of Admissions processes applications on a rolling basis; therefore, it is in the best interest of the applicant to apply early.

In order to be considered for admission, students must complete an online application and submit all supporting documents.

  1.  A completed electronic application via PharmGrad due June 1 with a non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S.)

  2.  A secondary NSU supplemental application due July 1 with a non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S.). Visit to apply

  3.  Applicants must submit the following materials to NSU by July 1:
  • Official transcripts and/or foreign evaluations (for information on foreign coursework see further below)
  • Personal essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Scores, if applicable


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, Florida 33329-9905

 Upon receipt of the completed application and all required documents, the Committee on Admissions will review and select applicants for a personal interview.

Applicants will be notified of the day and time of the scheduled interview.

Being granted an interview does not guarantee admission into the program.


Foreign Coursework

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.

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

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

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

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have their coursework evaluated with an official course-by-course evaluation including their cumulative grade point average.

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


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