NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

90 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program Transfer of Credits Applicants or enrollees of the NSU-KPCOM Health Informatics Program may petition for transfer of credits earned from a regionally accredited institution. Degree-seeking students may petition for a maximum of 6 credit hours toward their degree, and certificate-seeking students may petition for a maximum of 6 credit hours toward their certificate. Any exceptions require the written approval of the program director. To be considered for transfer of credit, courses must have been completed less than five years prior to the beginning of the student’s first semester in the program. All courses to be transferred must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the program, as determined by the program director and appropriate faculty members. All courses considered for transfer into the program must have been successfully completed with a grade of B (80 percent) or better. Transfer course grades are not calculated toward the student’s grade point average. An accepted applicant to the program who wishes to receive transfer credit must submit a written request and the appropriate verification documents (e.g., official transcripts, syllabi, and catalogs) to the program director. Graduation Requirements Current graduation requirements for the Medical Informatics/ Public Health Graduate Certificate programs can be found in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Handbook, located at nova.edu/publications/kpcom-student -handbook/. Curriculum Requirements The didactic courses will be offered online using NSU’s stateof-the-art, web-based distance learning technology, as well as on-site. Students will be required to complete a practicum within the environment in which it is being conducted. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible to register or participate in practicum work. International Applicants International students who wish to be considered for admissions must submit official course-by-course evaluation of all foreign transcripts (Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found at nova.edu/tes.) Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. One of the standardized tests listed below will currently satisfy the university’s English requirement for nonnative English 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 • I nternational English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.0 on the test module • Pearson Test of English—Academic: score of 54 • GMAT: score of 450 • GRE: score of 306 (new format) • S cholastic Assessment Test (SAT): score of at least 500 in the reading section • A merican College Test (ACT): score of at least 20 on the verbal section • Duolingo English Proficiency: score of at least 100 Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied to. 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. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2023–2024 will be posted on our website (https://osteopathic.nova.edu/masters/tuition.html). Students taking courses at other NSU schools or colleges may be subject to varying tuition rates. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,800 and an Osteopathic General Access Fee of $145 are required annually for degree- and nondegree-seeking students. All tuitions and fees are subject to change by NSU’s Board of Trustees without notice.