88 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program 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, FL 33329-9905 Transcripts can be sent electronically from the originating college/university to email@example.com. Applicants must provide the following: • a completed application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online applications are located 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, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax firstname.lastname@example.org • 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. • demonstration of English proficiency by any applicant whose native language is not English or who has graduated froma 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 Internetbased 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 T est 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. Graduate Certificate in Public Health The Graduate Certificate in Public Health program is designed to educate students on the fundamental principles, concepts, and skills applied to public health practice. It consists of the following courses, totaling 15 credit hours. The program must be completed within two years of matriculation. PUH 5430 Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours PUH 6001 Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health 3 Credit Hours PUH 5512 Health Policy, Planning, and Management 3 Credit Hours PUH 5301 Biostatistics 3 Credit Hours PUH 5220 Environmental and Occupational Health 3 Credit Hours Each course above must be successfully completed with a grade of B or better to be eligible for the certificate. If, after taking three courses in the certificate program, a certificateseeking student decides to pursue the M.P.H. degree program, the student must submit a new and complete application to become an M.P.H. student and must meet all requirements for admission to the M.P.H. program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.P.H. program. If accepted into the M.P.H. program, credits with the prefix PUH taken as a certificate-seeking student will be applied towards the M.P.H. program. Students must apply to the M.P.H. program before completing the certificate program.