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Application Procedures

The Office of Admissions processes applications on a year-round basis. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of three semesters (fall, winter, summer), and may contact the Office of Admissions at (954) 262-1101 or 877-640-0218 or visit Master of Public Health for the exact deadline and start dates.

All application materials should be sent to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
College of Osteopathic Medicine, M.P.H. Admissions
3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Applicants must provide the following:

  1. A completed online application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online application can be found at WebSTAR)
  2. Official transcripts of all coursework attempted by the applicant at all colleges and universities (It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for all transcripts to be sent. A final transcript of all of the applicant's work up to the time of matriculation must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation.)
  3. Official scores of one of the following standardized tests taken by the applicant: GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT, if the applicant does not hold a health-related graduate or professional degree (The scores must be no more than five years old. Applicants with a health-related graduate or professional degree may be required to submit official test scores upon evaluation of their application.)
  4. Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language, Pearson Test of English-Academic, or International English Language Test System (IELTS), if applicable.

    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.

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

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

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

    It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be sent directly from the evaluation service to NSU's Enrollment Processing Services.

    Any applicant who has graduated from a college or university in another country where English is not the primary language, regardless of United States residency status, must obtain a minimum score of 550 on the written, 213 on the computerized, or 79-80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a score of 6.0 on the IELTS, or a score of 54 on the Pearson Test of English-Academic. An official set of scores must be sent directly from the testing service to NSU's EPS.
  5. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a health professional (The other letter of evaluation must be from an individual-other than a relative-such as an academic adviser, professor, coworker, or supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's character, scholastic aptitude, and work ethic.)

Upon receipt of the completed application and required material, the committee on admissions will review the application and make recommendations to the program director. The committee may request a phone interview to gather additional information before a recommendation is submitted. The director submits his or her recommendation on admission to the dean. The final decision on admission is made by the dean of the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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