NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

76 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Nova Southeastern University to offer specific degree programs. The WSAC may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the WSAC does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the WSAC at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Admissions Requirements The M.P.H. program evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care and life experiences, and recommendations. Criteria for admission to the M.P.H. degree program are: • minimumof a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university • cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (preferred) • proof of official test scores no more than five years old for one of the following standardized tests (if the applicant does not have a health-related graduate or professional degree or if the applicant has a health-related graduate or professional degree, but is requested to submit official test scores upon evaluation of application): GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT • public health or health care-related experience (desirable, but not required) Applicants enrolled in another area of study within Nova Southeastern University must: • be in good academic standing • provide a letter of recommendation from the dean or program director of the other college or program • meet the M.P.H. admission requirements • all applicationmaterials must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly. Application Procedures The M.P.H. program processes applications on a year-round basis. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of three semesters (fall, winter, or summer), and may contact the Office of Admissions at (954) 262-1101 or 877-640-0218 or access the M.P.H. programwebsite ( nova.edu/ph ) 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 M.P.H. 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 . Applicants must provide the following: • a completed application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online application at nova.edu/ph/admissions /procedures.html ) • official transcripts of all coursework attempted by the applicant at all colleges and universities It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for all transcripts to be sent. A final transcript of all the applicant’s work up to the time of matriculationmust be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation. Coursework taken at foreign institutions 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 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 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 Enrollment Processing Services. • official score, nomore than five years old, for the GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT standardized tests taken by the applicant (if the applicant does not hold a health-related graduate or professional degree, or upon request of an applicant with a health-related graduate or professional degree)