Access Best-In-Class Medical Training

Join students, faculty, and a teaching community that is committed to cutting-edge care that puts the patient first. As a medical student at Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, you’ll gain immediate access to the real world of medicine by studying in clinical settings within your first month of study. Local and international outreach programs will help you develop a deep understanding of how to meet the needs of the medically underserved. And our interprofessional curriculum gives you the sought-out skill set of a comprehensive understanding of health care.

The three doctoral programs include the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), the Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy, and the Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.); each one has different admission requirements and steps. If you’re ready to apply, please go directly to the program’s page to get started. Otherwise, read on for an overview of each program’s admission requirements, deadlines, and more.

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Reap the ROI Rewards

With a degree from NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, you’ll enter the health care industry with the advantage of being a skilled leader in one of the fastest-growing professions. Lucrative careers and promising growth mean you’ll see the investment you made in your education come back to you quickly.

And with our extensive list of scholarships, grants, and fellowships offered by NSU and beyond, you can greatly reduce the costs of medical school at NSU. Our financial aid officers are committed to helping you fund your future.

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Doctoral Program Application Deadlines

Please note that the college receives more than 7,500 completed applications per year.
It is in your best interest to apply as early as possible.


January 15:

June 1:
NSU Supplemental App Due


January 15:
Priority Deadline

June 30:
Final, Based on Seat Availability


January 15:
Priority Deadline

June 30:
Final, Based on Seat Availability

D.O. Admission Requirements

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Apply to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Admission to the D.O. program at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine is available at two entry points: dual admission for those seeking both an undergraduate and graduate degree track, or direct entry into the D.O. program for those who hold a master’s degree.

If you’re a high school student ready to pursue a doctorate in osteopathic medicine, you can start working toward your goal as an undergraduate enrolled in dual admission. Your spot in the D.O. program will be held while you earn your bachelor’s degree.

Apply to the D.O. Program

Apply for Dual Admission

Family Therapy Admission Requirements

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Two Ways to Study Family Therapy

The Department of Family Therapy at NSU offers two postgraduate tracks: the Doctor of Philosophy in Couple and Family Therapy (Ph.D.) and the Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.). Both programs provide you with innovative, interdisciplinary coursework and practicum experience.

What sets the two tracks apart is the D.M.F.T. degree program is specifically designed to produce professionals whose chief contributions will be in the clinical rather than academic sphere. Each program has its own admissions process and deadlines.

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