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Admissions Requirements / Application Procedures

The M.P.H. program evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care, life experiences, and recommendations.

Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of three semesters (fall, winter, or summer). The Committee on Admissions for the NSU-KPCOM public health program will review all applications to this program and make recommendations to the program director and, subsequently, the dean of the college.

 All application materials should be sent to:

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

Transcripts can be sent electronically from the originating college/university to the following address: electronictranscript@nova.edu.

 Applicants must provide the following information:

  • A completed application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online application at osteopathic.nova.edu/apply-now/)
  • 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 the applicant’s work up to the time of matriculation must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation.

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, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311 | wes.org

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

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

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

  • Official score, no more than five years old, for the GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT standardized tests taken by the applicant (if the applicant does not hold a health-related graduate or professional degree, or upon request of an applicant with a health-related graduate or professional degree). 
  • Demonstration of English proficiency by any applicant whose native language is not English or who has graduated from a college or university where English is not the primary language, regardless of U.S. residency status. The standardized tests below currently satisfy NSU’s and this program’s English requirement for nonnative speakers.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 213 on the computer-based test or 79–80 on the Internet-based test
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.0 on the test module
    • GMAT: score of 450
    • GRE: score of 306 (new format)
    • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT): score of at least 500 in the reading section
    • American College Test (ACT): score of at least 20 on the verbal section
    • Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center where 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.
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  • two letters of recommendation
    • one from a health professional
    • one 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

For general inquiries about the M.P.H. admissions process, please contact
Christy Saunders, M.B.A.
Admissions Counselor II-HPD
Email: csaunders@nova.edu
(239) 274-6965

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