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Doctor of Health Science

Application Procedures

The Office of Admissions processes applications on a rolling admission basis throughout the year. Applicants can apply for admission for any one of four starting dates during any academic year: January, April, July, and September. Each term runs for 12 weeks. Admission deadlines for submitted application and required document are as follows:

Term Deadline Course dates

  • Spring 2017 - March 1, 2017 - (4/3-6/25)

  • Summer 2017 - June 1, 2017 - (6/26-9/17)

  • Fall 2017 - August 15, 2017 - (9/25-12/17)

  • Winter 2018 - December 1, 2017 - (1/2-3/25)

  • Spring 2018 - March 1, 2018 - (4/2-6/24)

Before the applicant can be reviewed for possible admission, the following must be submitted:

  • Completed Health Science Doctoral application form.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee.

    Send transcripts and all required documents to:

    Nova Southeastern University
    Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
    College of Health Care Sciences
    Health Science Doctoral Admissions
    P.O. Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905

  • Official and final transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate, professional, and graduate institutions of higher learning. Conferral degree and conferral date must be on the transcript(s) from where you earned a degree.
  • All coursework from international institution(s), Applicant is responsible for contacting one of the evaluation services listed here. The evaluation must be course by course including a cumulative GPA The official evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service to the NSU EPS address shown above for all documents:
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    Phone: (305) 273-1616
    Fax: (305) 273-1338
    www.jsilny.com
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 415070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (414) 289-3400
    www.ece.org
  • World Education Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    (212) 966-6311
    www.wes.org
  • Copy of national allied health professional certification or licensure, if applicable.
  • Copy of current state licensure, registration or certification.
  • Two "Evaluation Forms" from a supervising physician or manager. These forms are supplied in the application package from the program. Additional letters may be requested by the program after initial review of application if so warranted.

    Non-clinical applicants (health administrators) only- must also include 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 MPH). Clinically-qualified applicants should include a copy of their registration, certification and/ or licensure.
  • An up to date resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Personal interview with Committee on Admissions MAY be required in some cases. Phone interview and/or advisement may be substituted upon approval.
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