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The M.S. program evaluates the overall quality of its applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about health care, life experience, and recommendations. Priority will be given to those individuals holding a degree in the health professions such as those with clinical degrees in osteopathic or allopathic medicine, dental medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, nursing, or other health discipline. All applicants for admission must

  • hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • demonstrate a background in the language of the biomedical sciences by credentials or work experience
  • possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (preferred)
  • demonstrate competency in the use of computers by credentials or work experience
  • demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate in a written manner
A health professions degree is desirable, but not required. Students without prior degrees or work experience in health care and/or information technology may have to take additional prerequisite courses. An applicant may be admitted as a non-degree seeking student to provide him or her with the opportunity to demonstrate academic competency. All application material must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly.

Application Procedures

The Office of Admissions processes applications on a year-round basis. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of the three semesters (fall, winter, summer).

All of the following must be completed for an application to be considered by the admissions committee.

  • Complete the online application. Payment of a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required to complete the application.
  • Provide one signed letter of recommendation on organizational letterhead (You must request the recommendation electronically through the application system).
  • Provide official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
  • Provide official course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts. A list of agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found here.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. One of the following standardized tests listed below will currently satisfy the university's English requirement for nonnative English speakers:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL) 213 on the computer-based test; 79-80 on the Internet based test.
    • International English Language Testing System ( IELTS) 6.0 on the test module.
    • GMAT score of 450; GRE score of 1,000 (old format); GRE score of 306 (new format).
    • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) with a score of at least 500 in the reading section, or the American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 20 on the verbal section

Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.

The school may require additional documentation to support the application.

Please mail all supplemental admissions material to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
Biomedical Informatics Admissions
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33314-9905

Upon review, you will be contacted by the Program Director. Should you have any questions, please email msbi@nova.edu or call 1-800-356-0026 ext 21032.

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