NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

358 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science but the official recommendations are made by the Committee on Admissions to the dean of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, who makes the final determination. 5. Applicant must have a personal interview with the Ph.D. Interview Committee (telephonic or Skype interview is accepted, based on the applicant’s needs). Applicants must also provide • two letters of recommendation supporting the applicant’s aptitude and determination to complete this course of study (The letters should originate fromprofessional colleagues/ supervisors or from course instructors at the last school attended.) • one writing sample that reflects master’s or doctoral degree-level original work • awritten statement describing his or her interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Science, past research experiences, dissertation research interests, and career goals • a résumé or curriculum vitae • a completed application for admission along with official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies Application Procedures The Ph.D. Office of Admissions admits for the fall and winter semesters. Applications are accepted yearround. All final documentation must be received at least 30 days prior to tentative enrollment. Before the applicant can be reviewed for possible admission, the following must be submitted: 1. a completed application formalongwith a $50, nonrefundable application fee 2. official GRE scores, sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Effective January 2022, GRE scores are no longer required. 3. official transcripts sent directly from all previously attended colleges and universities Send all official documents (including GRE scores and transcripts) to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Department of Health Science Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 4. an evaluation for U.S. institutional equivalence for all coursework from international institution(s), if applicant attended or is a graduate of any international institution(s) Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed following. • World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 Old Chelsea Station New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Nova Southeastern University’s Enrollment Processing Services at the address listed here. 5. a complete résumé or CV 6. copies of state, national, and professional certifications or licenses recognized by certifying bodies 7. two letters of recommendation stating that the applicant possesses the aptitude and determination to complete this course of study (The letters should originate fromprofessional colleagues/supervisors or from course instructors at the last school attended.) 8. one writing sample that reflects master’s or doctoral degreelevel original work 9. a written statement describing the applicant’s interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Science, past research experiences, dissertation research interests, and career goals Applicant must also have a personal interview with the Ph.D. Interview Committee. (A telephonic or Skype interview is accepted, based on the applicant’s needs.) Nonclinical applicants (health administrators and health educators) must also submit a letter of recommendation from a supervisor describing their position in the organization and the scope and duration of their responsibility, a personal statement describing their career goals, and an organizational chart. (This is not required for clinically licensed, registered, or certified applicants or for public health practitioners with an M.P.H.). Clinically qualified applicants should submit a copy of their registration, certification, and/ or licensure.

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