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Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
3200 S University Drive
Fort Lauderdale
United States
  • Name: Rose Llanos-Almeida
    Title: Assistant Director II, Graduate Admissions
    Office: Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
    Phone (Work): 954-262-1193
    Extension: 1193
  • Name: Rebecca Johnson
    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Office: Nova Southeastern University - Pharmacy Admissions
    Phone (Work): 954-262-1111
    Extension: 1111

Program Application Deadline

May 3, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
* 4

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MBI (Biomedical Informatics)

Program Description

The Advanced Standing Program (for international pharmacy graduates), is a three-year accelerated program, which educates students to achieve the same outcomes as the Entry-Level four-year Pharm.D. program. Courses integrate information and build upon one another to provide the knowledge and skills to prepare students for the profession. The curriculum focuses on clinical courses, coursework to prepare students for practice, and to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®), and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®), components of the licensure process to practice as a pharmacist. Outside of the United States, pharmacy programs typically focus on pharmaceutics or dosage forms. The growth of patient-care responsibilities has created the need for pharmacists to study disease process, acquire pharmacotherapeutic knowledge and improve patient monitoring skills. Students admitted with advanced standing may have individualized coursework, depending on their previous pharmacy coursework. The Advanced Standing curriculum outline is representative of the typical international pharmacy graduate entering the Pharm.D. program. Please visit our website for further information regarding admissions requirements and procedures.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology 6 9
Biochemistry Biochemistry 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4.5
Other Pharmacology 6 9
Other Pharmaceutics 6 9
Other Pharmacokinetics 4 6
Admission will be contingent on successful completion of pre-requisite coursework, letters of recommendation and official transcripts before the start of the program.
The college may require an applicant to complete additional prerequisite courses in order to strengthen his or her academic background.

Supplemental Materials

Upon receipt of the PharmCAS Application, NSU College of Pharmacy will generate a secondary application to the applicant by email. It is highly suggested that the applicant check their junk mail and spam mail. If students do not receive an email, you may submit NSU supplemental application via:
(please select graduate account on right hand side).

You will not need to resubmit your documents to NSU portal if you have sent your documents to PharmCAS unless you have completed coursework outside of the U.S. In that case, you will need to request a foreign evaluation report by a NACES approved agency that includes a course by course evaluation and overall GPA calculation. Please mail to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Applicants are strongly recommended (not required) to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and/or Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Not Accepted
Three letters of reference are required from the dean/director of a pharmacy program, registered pharmacists, or professors. One of the letters must be from the dean/director of your previous bachelor of pharmacy program.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
For applicants who have completed coursework outside of the U.S. Please request an official foreign evaluation report from a NACES approved agency such as WES, ECE, Josef & Silny, SpanTran etc. You will need to request an course by course evaluation with an overall GPA calculation. Please send the foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS if WES AND send an original foreign transcript directly to the school.
Please mail to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

You will not need to resubmit your documents to NSU other than your foreign evaluation report if you have sent your documents to PharmCAS.
An English proficiency exam is required for applicants who have completed coursework outside of the U.S. either TOEFL or IELTS.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)* - 213 or above on a computer-based test; 80 or above on the Internet-based is required International English Language Testing System (IELTS)* 6.0 or above on the test module is required Candidates who have taken college courses in the United States may also prove English proficiency by completing two college-level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university.

TOEFL is offering at home testing. Please see the following website for taking the TOEFL exam online:


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, may interview 15-20 applicants in one day. The interview session is a face to face interview one-on-two (one applicant and two faculty members). All applicants interviewed are done so with a closed file. This means faculty members will not review all application items prior to the interview. Each interview may take 20-30 minutes.

Accepted Applicants

$1000 deposit required to reserve your seat in the program. The deposit will be credited to your tuition in the program.
  • July 01, 2020
July 2019

Background Checks and Drug Screenings