100 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program Commission. An applicant who does not provide a graduate or professional program entrance exam score will be required to attain a grade of B or higher in his or her first 9 credit hours in order to continue in the program. Application Procedures The M.S. in Disaster and Emergency Management program accepts applications year-round. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of three semesters (fall, winter, or summer). For an application to be considered by the admissions committee, applicants must submit • the online application found at https://webSTAR.nova .edu/pls/PROD/bwskalog.P_DisploginNon (Payment of a nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required to complete your application.) • official transcripts of all coursework attempted by the applicant fromall colleges and universities attended, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional education • evidence of graduate or professional entrance exam scores no more than seven years old, if applicable • two letters of recommendation from college or university instructors, employers, work colleagues, etc. • a written statement Please call 800-356-0026, ext. 21030, or visit our website ( osteopathic.nova.edu/msdem ) for further information. Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take courses in the M.S. in Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) program, but does not wish to pursue the master’s degree at the time of application. A limit of 15 credit hours will be allowed. The nondegree-seeking student must provide the following admissions requirements in order to take courses in the program: • a completed online application form • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education If, after taking courses in the M.S. DEM program, a nondegree- seeking student chooses to pursue the degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to the program to become a degree-seeking student and must meet all requirements for admission into the degree program. Previous coursework as a nondegree-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the degree program. If accepted into the program as a degree-seeking student, previous coursework may be eligible for transfer toward the degree. Graduate students fromother NSU programs who elect to take courses in the degree programmay do so with written approval of the degree program director. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website ( osteopathic.nova.edu/msdem ) . Courses with the MMIS or NSAM designation are offered at tuition rates determined by the college or program through which the courses are offered. A Health Professions Division General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. There is a registration fee of $30 each semester. Program discounts are available to full-time law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency service personnel, and government disaster response personnel. Program discounts are also available for active duty military personnel and veterans. Please contact the program adviser for more information. Graduation Requirements In order for students to graduate and receive the M.S. in Disaster and Emergency Management degree, they must complete 36 credit hours from the list of courses outlined in this document. In addition, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0must be attained. In lieu of a comprehensive examor thesis, students must successfully complete a practicum in which they must receive a grade of C or better. Students will be required to present the findings and/or results of their practicums at the end of their program to faculty members.