NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences 211 The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a two-year graduate program with one of three unique areas of emphasis: 1) Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics—centering on drug discovery principles, 2) Drug Development (Pharmaceutics)— focusing on drug delivery to the desired target, or 3) Social and Administrative Pharmacy—concerned with the interface between pharmacy and society (pharmacy outcomes). The degree will prepare students for positions in academia or technological or managerial positions in the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, managed care organizations, health care systems, and government agencies. Upon successful completion of the degree, students are prepared for further study in a doctoral program, medicine, or a health-related discipline. Admissions Requirements Candidates who have an earned degree in a field related to the sciences will be considered for the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program. The college takes a holistic approach in the evaluation of applications, looking beyond grades and test scores, but also focusing on work history, extracurricular activities, and life experiences. Those students applying to the Drug Development (Pharmaceut ic s) or the Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics sequences are required to have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, or a related scientific area. Students applying to the Social and Administrative Pharmacy sequence are required to have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, economics, statistics, public health, health services research, or other related fields. 1. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 2. Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 3. Applicants that have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should submit official scores from the GRE general test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing). The GRE is recommended, but not required. • Scores must be less than five years old at time of application. • For more information, please visit gre.org. 4. Three letters of reference on official letterhead, with a signature, from professors or supervisors in the applicant’s field of study must be submitted. Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences 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) • three letters of reference • official GRE scores • 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 the 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. Candidates who have taken college courses in the United States may also prove English proficiency by completing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, two collegelevel English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. All application materials and foreign evaluations must be mailed to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) College of Pharmacy Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905