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Nondegree-Seeking Students

A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take courses in the graduate-level public health program up to a limit of 12 semester hours, but does not intend to pursue the M.P.H. degree. The nondegree-seeking student must provide the following in order to take classes in the M.P.H. program:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50
  • One letter of recommendation (academic)

Undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, with at least 90 semester hours of coursework (30 of which are upper-level courses), with an official transcript showing this coursework.

An application for nondegree status by a student holding a bachelor’s degree or higher will be considered by the admissions committee, after a review of the required records.

If, after taking classes in the Master of Public Health program, a nondegree-seeking student decides to pursue the M.P.H. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to the program to become a degree-seeking student and must meet all the requirements for admission to the M.P.H. program.

Previous coursework taken as a nondegree-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.P.H. degree-seeking program.

Graduate students from other NSU programs who elect to take public health courses may do so with written approval of the public health program director.

The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college reserves the right to require a student’s withdrawal any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with the regulations, or for such other reasons as deemed appropriate. A student, by his or her act of matriculation, concedes the college this right.

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