Graduate Program

Master of Biomedical Sciences Admission

Be a shark in a sea of applicants. The Master of Biomedical Sciences program will help you gain a competitive edge in applying to health professions degree programs and beyond. 

 

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What's needed to join the M.B.S. program?

Each M.B.S. student has a different story, a different journey, but all M.B.S. students have a passion and drive to fulfill their dream of becoming a clinician, researcher, or healthcare provider.

M.B.S. students are dedicated to improving their academic and professional backgrounds. They have foundational knowledge in basic and applied sciences, a desire for understanding how basic science relates to human health, a passion for solving complex problems, and are team-oriented.

Requirements

Applications for admission to the Master of Biomedical Sciences program are made to the NSU Health Professions Division Office of Admissions. Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:
  • Completion of both the primary and secondary online applications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or international equivalent
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional coursework and, if applicable, official course by course evaluations of any foreign transcripts
  • Complete a minimum of four semester hours with a minimum of a C in both Biology and Chemistry with lab. Successful completion of Organic Chemistry I and II is recommended. Complete a minimum of three semester hours with a minimum of grade of a C in English or Composition.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Letters of recommendation
    1 letter of recommendation from a pre-professional advisory committee, OR
    2 letters of recommendation from previous instructors or supervisors who can testify to the  student’s characteristics, integrity, application, and aptitude in science (if an applicant has been employed for a considerable period of time, 2 letters of recommendation from employers may be substituted).
*Note, graduate entrance exam scores, such as the GRE, are not required for admission.

How to Apply

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Submit your secondary application

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Admissions Committee Review

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Notification of acceptance is on a rolling/periodic schedule

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After acceptance, final and official documents and requirements must be sent to the Office of Admissions

M.B.S. applicants submit applications electronically through PostBacCas Online, an interactive, web-based application at postbaccas.liaisoncas.org. For questions about PostBacCAS, applicants may call (857) 304-2047. PostBacCas takes no part in the selection of NSU students.

The following steps are necessary to the PostBacCAS application process.

The applicant must submit the following materials to PostBacCAS by July 29 for Fall matriculation and November 29 for Winter matriculation.
  • a completed application
  • official transcripts
  • letters of recommendation
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a pre-professional advisory committee, OR
    • 2 letters of recommendation from previous instructors or supervisors who can testify to the student’s characteristics, integrity, application, and aptitude in science (if an applicant has been employed for a considerable period of time, 2 letters of recommendation from employers may be substituted).
  • Self-reported standardized exam score(s) (MCAT, DAT, GRE, OAT, etc) if available

After completing your primary application and receiving notification that it is verified, NSU will send you a secondary MBS application to complete. If you have questions or experience a delay in receiving the MBS application, please contact Mr. James Redding in NSU HPD Admissions at (954) 262-1124 or jredding@nova.edu.

Applicants meeting the admissions criteria will be reviewed by the NSU MD -M.B.S. Admissions Committee. Offers of admission are based on a comprehensive and holistic review of application materials.

M.B.S. program acceptance will be on a rolling or periodic schedule. Due to a limited number of seats available in each matriculating cohort, early completion of the primary and secondary applications is strongly encouraged.

After acceptance into the M.B.S. program, final and official documents and requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions within 90 days following the start of the first term. If these final and official documents are not received, or other requirements are not met by that time, the student will not be able to continue their enrollment.

Timeline Key Dates

Important deadlines to review:

March 1 Application for Fall matriculation open
July 29 Deadline to submit PostBacCas application for Fall
First day of Fall Classes Last day to receive admission for Fall
August 17 Application for Winter matriculation opens
November 29 Deadline to submit PostBacCas application for Winter
First day of Winter Classes Last day to receive admission for Winter

M.B.S. Tuition and Fees

Tuition for 2021-2022

$1133 per credit hour

Registration fee

$30 per semester

Student Service Fee

$500 per semester

Equipment and lab fee

$100 (one time charge)

Biomedical Program Access fee

$145 per year

FAQs

How many students are in your class?
Approximately 75 students are admitted for the Fall semester and approximately 30 students are admitted for the Winter semester.

Do you accept transfer students outside of NSU?
Not at this time.

Are international students eligible to apply?
Yes.

Do you admit candidates all at once or do you have rolling admission?
While we have application deadlines twice per year July 29 and November 29. We also have rolling admission. Candidates are reviewed and admission granted as applications are submitted. Therefore, we encourage all candidates to apply as early as possible.

Do you require an interview for admission?

No.

How do I submit my letters of recommendation?
Letters of recommendation should be submitted via Postbaccas.

I am currently taking one or more courses. Can I submit updated grades for the Admission Committee to review?
Yes. Please send updated grades to Mr. James Redding at jredding@nova.edu

Whom should I contact if I have questions about the application process?

Mr. James Redding

jredding@nova.edu

(954) 262-1124

Whom should I contact if I have questions about the M.B.S. program?

Mr. James Redding

jredding@nova.edu

(954) 262-1124

 

Ms. Tericka Hamilton

th570@nova.edu

(954) 262-1198

Are standardized exam scores (MCAT, DAT, GRE, OAT, etc.) required for admission? 

No, standardized exam scores are not required for admission into the MBS program, however, if you have taken the exam, please provide the exam type and score on the PostBacCas primary application.

How will I know if I have been admitted?
You will receive an email and letter from NSU indicating your acceptance into the program.

How long after I submit my application will it take to find out if I have been admitted?
Once an application and all required documents have been submitted, the Admissions Committee reviews each application holistically. It can take 4-8 weeks for an application to be fully completed and forwarded to and reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Once reviewed by the Admissions Committee, you may be admitted, deferred for further review at a later date, or denied admission. The last date to be notified of admission to the program is the first day of classes.

I was not granted admission to the M.B.S. program. How can I improve my application?
We recommend that applicants take upper level or graduate level science courses prior to reapplying to the M.B.S. program. For more information, please contact Mr. James Redding at jredding@nova.edu or (954) 262-1124.

Is the M.B.S. program online or in-person?

The M.B.S. program is offered as an online or hybrid delivery. Students may complete the entire program online or join us at one of our campuses. We have two campuses: Ft Lauderdale, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Students at these locations may take classes in-person or online; however, in-person attendance is not required. Student support services are offered in-person and online.