NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

134 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Family Therapy Programs expected to graduate with the D.M.F.T. or Ph.D. degree within this time period. In order to remain an active andmatriculated student, registration is required in every semester until the completion of degree requirements, unless a leave of absence has been granted. Failure to remain in continuous registrationwill be deemed the student’s formal withdrawal from the program. All other program, center, and university requirements will be in effect. Master’s Degree en Route Students enrolled in the Ph.D. in Family Therapy, and D.M.F.T. degree programs oftentimes complete master’s degree-level core courses to achieve readiness to begin doctoral-level courses. In doing so, these students may complete the requirements for an M.S. degree in Family Therapy and may be eligible to request, be considered for, and be awarded a master’s degree. For a master’s degree to be awarded to a doctoral student, the student must be in good academic standing; have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; have remained actively enrolled; and must have requested, in writing, to be evaluated for this “Granting of a Master’s degree” provision. Graduate Certificate in Family Studies Students who are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT), but are unable to complete the program, may be eligible to request, be considered for, and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Family Studies. Students must be in good academic standing, actively enrolled, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The program director and department chair will review each student request to determine if the requirements set forth are met. A decision will be made and communicated, in writing, by the program chair. If approved, the student will be eligible to submit a degree application. All NSU degrees are awarded by the Nova Southeastern University Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the faculty. Accreditation and Authorization The M.S. and the Ph.D. programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The AAMFT is located at 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3061. coamfte.org/coamfte Admissions Requirements— Degree Programs The family therapy programs evaluate the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the family therapy profession and health care, life experiences, and recommendations. Criteria for admission to the M.S. in Family Therapy degree program are • a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university • a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework OR a master’s degree from a different field with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better OR a total score of 300 or higher on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), taken within the past five years Criteria for admission to the Ph.D. in Family Therapy or the D.M.F.T. degree programs are • a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution • a GPA of 3.5 or better for applicant’s master’s degree OR a total score of 300 or higher on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE, taken within the past five years Application Procedures— Degree Programs Applicants may apply for the doctoral programs in the fall term. They may apply for the M.S. program in either the summer or the fall term. Applicants may contact the Office of Admissions at (954) 262-1101 or 877-640-0218 or access the family therapy programwebsite ( osteopathic.nova.edu/ft ) for exact deadline and start dates. All application materials should be sent to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Family Therapy Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 Transcripts can be sent electronically from the originating college/university to electronictranscript@nova.edu . All applicants must provide the following: • a completed application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online application at apply.nova.edu ) • official transcripts of all coursework attempted by the applicant at all colleges and universities

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