NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

112 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Medical Education Program Should you have any questions, please email kw242@nova.edu or call (954) 262-1650. Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take courses in the Master of Science in Medical Education program, but does not intend to pursue the master’s degree at the time of application. The nondegree-seeking student must provide the following admissions requirements in order to take classes in the Master of Science in Medical Education program: • a completed online application form • official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 Nondegree-seeking students are not guaranteed future acceptance into the Master of Science in Medical Education program. If after taking classes in the program as a nondegree- seeking student, the student wishes to become degree seeking, he or she must apply to the M.S. program as a new student and meet all the requirements for admission. If accepted into the degree program, courses or credits that were taken as a nondegree-seeking student will be automatically applied toward the degree. Nondegree-seeking students can enroll in a maximum of six courses or 18 credit hours. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website ( osteopathic.nova.edu/msme ) . 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. Transfer of Credits Applicants or enrollees of the NSU-KPCOM Master of Science in Medical Education program may petition for a transfer of a maximum of 6 credit hours toward their degree from a regionally accredited institution for degree-seeking students. Any exceptions require the written approval of the program director. To be considered for transfer of credit, courses must have been completed less than three years prior to the beginning of the student’s first semester in the program. All courses to be transferredmust be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the program, as determined by the program director and appropriate facultymembers. All courses considered for transfer into the programmust have been successfully completedwith a grade of B (80 percent) or better. 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 programdirector. Admissions Requirements • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale, is preferred. • Health care- and/or education-related experience is desirable, but not required. • Applicants enrolled in another area of study within Nova Southeastern University must provide a letter of recommendation from the dean or program director of the other college or program, andmust meet the M.S. in Medical Education admissions requirements. • All applicationmaterials must be received in a timelymanner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly. The applicant must participate in an interview, if one is offered. Once the application is complete, the Committee on Admissions will decide whether the application is competitive and warrants an invitation for a personal interview. Interviews are conducted by faculty members and are by invitation only. An invitation to interview is not a guarantee of admission. Once a decision has been made, notification is sent via email to the address on file. Application Procedures The Office of Admissions processes applications on a year- round basis. Students are admitted to begin studies during the fall, winter, or summer semesters. To be considered for admission, all applicants must • submit a completed online application with a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • submit official transcripts of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education • provide one letter of recommendation from a professional reference All application materials should be sent to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical Ed. Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 Upon receipt of the completed application and required materials, the Admissions Committee will review the applicant’s file and make recommendations to the program director. The director submits recommendations for admission to the dean. The final decision on admission is made by the dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine.