- Completed NSU application
- Bachelor’s degree in science from an accredited institution or an approved degree credentialing agency for international students.
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Major GPA of at least 3.0
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a science faculty member)
- International students must meet the English proficiency requirements
- GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT scores required
This concentration is a 12-month, 30-credit program designed to better prepare graduates of undergraduate science programs for entrance into health or medical professional schools. It offers the opportunity for students to enhance their academic records, to improve graduate entrance test scores, and to obtain a graduate degree.
The concentration is geared toward the student who has completed an undergraduate science degree and is desirous of working towards a graduate degree in Health Studies. The student will obtain a Master’s of Science degree at the end of the program that will prepare them for future careers in any health-care professions, other graduate science programs or employment. They will be exposed to rigorous course work that is indicative of graduate health programs.
A comprehensive examination is given at the end of the Winter semester to allow the assessment of student performance over the course of study. A passing grade must be achieved, and a second opportunity will be provided two weeks after the first attempt.
A Kaplan Prep course will be offered to assist students in achieving an acceptable exam score, and will be available in the summer semester to students who have been accepted into the program and registered for classes in the Fall semester of the same year. Students will choose the test prep course appropriate to their career goals as Kaplan offers test preparation for various standardized tests e.g., MCAT, DAT, and PCAT.
For more information about the Health Studies Concentration, contact Dr. Deanne Roopnarine 954-262-8196
Masters in Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Health Studies: CURRICULUM
SUMMER 1 (6 credits)
- BCOR 5000 Graduate Seminar (3 credits)
- BMHS 5105 Physical Diagnostics Skills (3 Credits)
FALL 1 (12 credits)
- BMHS 5200 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
- BMHS 5300 Pharmacodynamics (3 credits)
- BMHS 5400 Advanced Regional Anatomy/Lab (3 credits)
- BMHS 5500 Advanced Biochemistry (3 credits)
WINTER 1 (12 credits)
- BCOR 5585 Genomics (3 credits)
- BCOR 5150 Immunobiology (3 credits)
- BMHS 5250 Systems Neuroscience (3 credits)
- BCOR 5350 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
Comprehensive Exam (in the style of a standardized exam) – 2 attempts possible
Applications for the for the Class of 2020 open November 1, 2019 with a deadline of May 10, 2020.