NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs 205 The Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Affairs is a oneyear programdesigned for people interested in the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the health care and biomedical field. The degree prepares students for managerial positions in the pharmaceutical industry, health care systems, academia, managed care organizations, contract research organizations, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies. The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs provides additional preparation prior to pursuing professional careers within the health care system, such as pharmacy, medicine, physician assistants, and nursing, among others. Graduates will be able to critically analyze issues related to the health care environment and act as leaders in the field. Admissions Requirements The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs programbases its selection of candidates on academic performance, personal interviews, written applications, and letters of reference. 1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A baccalaureate degree in science fields—such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, health care, or a related major—are acceptable. 2. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (recommended 2.5) on a 4.0 scale. 3. Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are recommended, but not required. For those applicants who choose to submit official scores from the PCAT or GRE • PCAT scores must be no more than three years old at the time of application. Applicants should take the PCAT no later than February prior to the expected date of matriculation. Candidates may register online at pcatweb.info, or call 800622-3231 with any questions. • GRE Scores must be no more than three years old at the time of application. Applicants should take the GRE no later than April prior to the expected date of matriculation. You may register online at gre.org, or call (609) 921-9000 if you have any questions. 4. Two letters of reference from a pre-professional committee— or, if such a committee does not exist, one letter of reference from a science professor and one letter of reference from a liberal arts professor—are necessary. Foreign Graduates Foreign graduates may be eligible for admission with 1. a Bachelor of Science degree or a bachelor’s degree in a related health care field from an accredited institution. See details below under foreign coursework. 2. completion of bachelor’s degree coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (recommended 2.5) Application Procedures The Office of Admissions processes applications on a rolling basis; therefore, it is in the best interest of the applicant to apply early. The PharmGrad application process may take up to six weeks to complete. 1. Apply to PharmGrad electronically through Pharmgrad.org. • Deadline to apply is May 2. 2. Send supporting documents to PharmGrad. • official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (submitted directly to PharmGrad by the college or university and/or foreign credential evaluation service) • two letters of reference • official PCAT and/or GRE scores (recommended, not required) • proof of English proficiency (required for nonnative English speakers) 3. Submit an NSU supplemental application (online via an emailed link that is sent once NSU has applicant’s PharmGrad application) and a $50 (U.S.), nonrefundable application fee. The deadline for the NSU supplemental application and nonrefundable application fee is June 15. The following standardized tests currently satisfy NSU College of Pharmacy English requirements for nonnative English speakers: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*: minimum score of 213 on a computer-based or 80 on the Internetbased test (toefl.org) • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*: minimum score of 6.0 on the test module (ielts.org) • Duolingo Test of English*: minimum score of 105 (duolingo.com) * Scores may be no more than two years old at the time of the interview. Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Affairs