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NSU Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission Program for Enrolled Students (DAPES)

Currently enrolled NSU students who are interested in one of the following dual admission programs but did not gain admission as incoming freshmen, may apply for consideration after their first year at NSU if they meet the criteria listed below: 

Available dual admission programs for enrolled students (DAPES):

  • Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant (M.M.S.)
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Science in Anesthesia (M.S.A.)
  • Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics (M.S.)
  • Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) with concentrations in:
    • Business
    • Business Intelligence/Analytics
    • Complex Health Systems
    • Enterprise Informatics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Process Improvement
    • Supply Chain Management

  • Master of Science in Real Estate Development (M.S.R.E.D.)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S)
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management (M.S)
  • Master of Science in Data Analytics (M.S)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S)
  • Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (M.A.)
  • Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in National Security Affairs and International Relations (M.S.)
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Science in Marine Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Specialist in School Psychology (Psy.S.)

Specific criteria include:

  • Student must apply in the application cycle immediately after completing the freshman year at NSU. 
  • At least 28 NSU credits earned during the first year of college enrollment, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5*.  Earned credits by exams do not apply. 
  • No previous college credit prior to NSU or transfer credit earned (other than concurrent enrollment in high school or award through Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate testing). 
  • For health profession programs (with the exception of Audiology, Family Therapy, Health Informatics, Public Health, and Speech Language Pathology) and oceanography only, a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.5* at NSU (biology, chemistry, and physics courses), with at least 8 credits of science/lab coursework at NSU (including at least BIOL 1500 and CHEM 1300). Students who transfer in BIOL 1500 and/or CHEM 1300 college credits through advanced high school programs would need to take the next appropriate science course in each domain to meet this requirement. 
  • Strong interest to attend graduate/professional school at NSU in the selected domain, as demonstrated by completed coursework and experiences. 

*For health profession programs (with the exception of Family Therapy, Health Informatics, Public Health, and Speech Language Pathology) and law only, calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose of program eligibility will not reflect the "grade forgiveness" policy, all grades for retaken courses will be included.

If you have met these stringent requirements during your freshman year, you are eligible to apply for admission into these dual admission programs.  Selected students will have a seat reserved in one of these NSU professional/graduate programs contingent on continued successful completion of the undergraduate degree program (specific performance requirements must be met) and appropriate test scores. 

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, will be due on September 15, 2021.  You will be required to write a letter of intent and provide three letters of recommendations, two from current NSU undergraduate faculty (for health professions, from whom you have taken at least one science lab class) and one from a licensed professional in your chosen field (for health professions, a physician or other licensed health care professional).  All letters of recommendation must include email and phone contact information, for verification purposes. Please note that the minimum 3.5 GPA requirements are firm, and only students who meet all posted requirements will be considered for admission.  

For more detailed information about each dual admission program please visit

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