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Anesthesiologist Assistant Tampa students

M.S. in Anesthesia - Tampa

Application Process

The Master of Science in Anesthesia program has partnered with the Central Application Service for Anesthesiologist Assistants (CASAA), to collect and manage applications to the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. CASAA applications are accepted from June 15th until January 15th. 

Following completion of the CASAA applications, prospective students must complete an NSU application to be considered for admission to the program.  The NSU application is available beginning July 15th until February 15th. Completed NSU applications without a completed CASAA application will not be considered. 

Applications are reviewed throughout the admission cycle. It is in the best interest of prospective students to complete their CASAA and NSU applications early. The CASAA application process may take several weeks. 

CASAA Application Procedures

To apply, please follow the instructions outlined below.

  • Visit our page on the CASAA website for details about our program and application requirements. Complete an online application for admission through CASAA.
  • Please follow the instructions on the CASAA site regarding the submission of documents.

NSU Application Procedures

Applicants for admission must submit or be responsible for submission of the following:

  1. completed application with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Applications are accepted from July 15 to February 15.
  2. three evaluation forms from supervisors or colleagues, clinical or nonclinical
  3. official transcripts sent directly from all previously attended undergraduate, graduate, or professional institutions
  4. all coursework from international institution(s) if applicant attended or is a graduate of any international institutions

    Applicant is responsible for contacting and contacting one of the NACES services, such as one of the evaluation services listed below. The program accepts only course-by-course evaluations. The official course- by- course evaluation must be sent directly form the evaluation service to the Enrollment and Processing Service at the university.

    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    Phone: (305) 273-1616
    Fax: (305) 273-1338

    World Education Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    (212) 966-6311

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 415070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (414) 289-3400
  5. complete resume or curricular vitea
  6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores must have been taken with the past five years and must be taken early enough for official scores to be received by admissions office by the application deadline of February 15. Information can be obtained from the GRE website and the MCAT website.
  7. copies of national professional certifications or licenses by a recognized certifying body (if applicable)

    Application documentation must be sent to
    Nova Southeastern University
    Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
    College of Health Care Sciences
    M.S.A.-Anesthesiologist Assistant Admissions
    3301 College Avenue
    P.O. Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

    Phone: (954) 262-1101
    Fax (954) 262-2282
  8. summary of an article published in a current anesthesia journal-form supplied in the application package
  9. evidence of eight hours of documented anesthesia exposure

The Committee on Admissions will not consider an application until all required fees, credentials, transcripts, and evaluations have been received by the EPS.

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