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Ph.D. Program


Attention: All standardized exams (e.g. PCAT, MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.) for entrance into the College of Pharmacy for the Fall 2022 entry term are recommended, but not required, due to COVID-19. 

Admission Requirements

Candidates will be recruited for the Ph.D. program with degrees in fields related to the sciences. Successful applicants will be required to comply with the guidelines outlined below.

  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. All applicants must submit:

    • a PharmGrad Ph.D. Application:
    • a secondary NSU supplemental application: 
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores - Scores must be less than five years old - The NSU code is 5522
      Attention: All standardized exams (e.g. PCAT, MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.) for entrance into the college of pharmacy for the Fall 2022 entry term are recommended, but not required, due to COVID-19.
      • a personal essay describing applicant's future career goals
      • three letters of reference, letters must be from professors or supervisors in the applicant’s field of study
      • 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

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

      • all official transcripts and foreign evaluations, if applicable.

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

      • Proof of English proficiency, if applicable, is required of nonnative-English speakers. Candidates who have completed a Master’s degree  or English composition I & II with a “C” or higher here in U.S. at an accredited college/university may also meet our English proficiency requirements.  The following standardized tests currently satisfy NSU COP English requirements for nonnative English speakers: 
        • Test of English as a Foreign Languate (TOEFL), (
          • Minimum score of 213 on the computer-based or 80 on the internet-based test
        • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), (
          • Minimum score of 6.0 on the test module
        • Duolingo (
          • Minimum score of 105 on the internet-based test

Application Procedures

Applicants 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 the application form and submit supporting documents and a nonrefundable fee of $50 (U.S.).

  1. Applicants must apply for admissions electronically by using the interactive Web-based application. Those interested in applying may click here.

  2. All applications and required documents must be submitted by July 1.

  3. In order to be considered for admissions, applicants must submit all required documents to the address below:

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

  4. Personal Interview.

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.

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

Admissions Counselor
Health Professions Division
Enrollment & Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
Phone: 954-262-1112
Fax: 954-262-2282


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