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Master of Health Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about the Master of Health Science Program? Find answers below.

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees. Nova Southeastern University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

View all of NSU's accreditations.

The program is designed to be completed in an online format. There is no on campus residency for most students. The only residency requirement are 2 Institutes that Health Law Concentration students must attend.

Yes. You will need access to the Internet through one of several Internet service providers in order to access the course materials and online student center. We also recommend, though not required, cable or DSL access instead of dial-up.

No. The program is designed for bachelor's level health care professionals. We currently have several disciplines represented including, but not limited to, PA's, PT's, RT's, NP's, both private and military. We currently have 90+ students of diverse health care backgrounds.

Each professor has their own method of instruction. Typically, chat sessions are used less than discussion boards due to the geographical and time zone differences. But, one or the other may be required elements of each course.

How much time you spend will be based on several factors to include your study style, time management, the professors methods, and your study area. It is generally felt by polling current students that approximately 6 to 8 hours per week per class will be the average.

For financial aid purposes full time is 4 or more credits per term.

Courses are paid per semester hour. For the current cost, see the Tuition Page. All courses are paid for upon registration for any particular semester. If you take one course, you pay for 1 course and so on.

No. Most instructors have due dates for assignments not unlike an in-class program. The online courses work very much like a classroom and you will be required to interact with the professor and the other students in your virtual classroom.

Yes. Each professor determines the need for a text book and Internet readings. You will be responsible for purchasing the required text for each course.

Yes. We have developed an online student center for the program. In this virtual student lounge, you can post messages, questions, and have chats with classmates. You will also find the schedule, course plans, links, library resources and much more.

For more information regarding degree offerings at Nova Southeastern University, see our Degree and Program Offerings Web page.

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