Published Survey
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Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
3200 S University Drive
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
33328
United States
Florida
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
May 1, 2023
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
No
Private
Yes
Block
* 3 - 4
Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

242
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MBI (Biomedical Informatics)
Yes
Robb McGory, MS, PharmD
Associate Dean, Professional Program
College of Pharmacy
Office (954) 262-1302
rmcgory@nova.edu | nova.edu
Yes

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.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.0
Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.75, on a 4.0 scale. (This is the total accumulation of bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.)
18
18
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3
Microbiology Microbiology 3
Other Pharmacology 3
Other Pharmaceutics 3
Other Pharmacokinetics 3
Admission will be contingent on successful completion of pre-requisite coursework, letters of recommendation and official transcripts before the start of the program. Please keep in mind you will need to submit documents for all post secondary coursework complete (including credit received for academic coursework or English courses).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
The college may require an applicant to complete additional prerequisite courses in order to strengthen their academic background.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$50
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: https://apply.nova.edu/Ellucian.Erecruiting.Web.External/Pages/welcome.aspx
(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
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Applicants are recommended (not required) to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and/or Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Accepted
No
Accepted
Yes
Three letters of reference, on official letterhead with a signature, from two science professors and either

a liberal arts professor
a pharmacist or health care provider
a pre-professional committee member
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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.
Yes
A copy of TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores: Applicants whose native or official language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be admitted into the program.
o TOEFL: score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 213 on the computer-based
o IELTS: score of 6.0 on the test module
o Duolingo: score of 105 on the Internet-based test
o Candidates may also demonstrate English proficiency by successfully completing a Baccalaureate, professional or Master's degree in the United States, or two college-level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
*Scores may be no more than two years old at the time of interview.

Mailing Address (Domestic)
Enrollment Processing Services
NSU College of Pharmacy
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905

No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Interviews will be in person and via Zoom. Applicants are encouraged to attend the in-person interview. However, all applicants will be reviewed equally regardless of the interview format choice.

If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an email invitation from the Office of Admissions. A confirmation email will provide an agenda and other important information. Please make sure to arrive on time, dress professionally, and be prepared.

The Interview Day experience includes:
 Meeting the NSU College of Pharmacy admissions counselor
 Information regarding the admissions committee decision process
 Overview presentation of the program, facilities, and student support
 Private interview with faculty
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
$1000 deposit required to reserve your seat in the program. The deposit will be credited to your tuition in the program.
2022-06-22
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes