Prepare for Your Next Step in Health Care

Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Science in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Health Studies, 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, improve test scores, and obtain a graduate degree.

The rigorous coursework you’ll take in this program will prepare you for health-related professional schools and health-related employment. NSU’s M.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies program includes a free Kaplan test preparation course, which allows you to choose the test prep course appropriate to your career goals (e.g., MCAT, DAT, and PCAT).

Guaranteed Interviews

As a graduate of this program, you’ll also have guaranteed interviews with many of NSU’s health profession programs, including: 

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
  • Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant)
  • Master of Sciences in Anesthesia (Anesthesiologist Assistant)

Get the NSU Edge

Get to know some of our graduates that completed this program and went on to pursue their passions. Our graduates are adept at critical thinking, conducting research, and critiquing evidence-based findings to summarize conclusions. An M.S. in Biological Sciences degree with a concentration in Health Studies from NSU isn't only beneficial, it can give you a competitive edge!

 

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies is a lock-step program with 30 total credits to complete. You will be required to complete the curriculum in the order set in the curriculum plan.

Start Dates

The M.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies accepts applications for the summer semester only.  NSU’s Summer term begins in June.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies are offered at NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.

Tuition

Tuition for this degree program is $1,444 per credit hour. Additional graduate program fees apply.

Application Deadline

The Summer 2022 entry deadline is May 2022

Career Outcomes

Physician Assistants

$115,390 Median Salary Per Year

Optometrists

$118,050 Median Salary Per Year

Physicians and Surgeons

$208,000 Median Salary Per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Biological Sciences - Health Studies Curriculum

Summer 1 (6 credits)
Credits
Intro to Dental Professions ( / Credits: 3 )
3
BCOR 5000
Graduate Seminar (BCOR 5000 / Credits: 3 )
3
BMHS 5105
Physical Diagnostics Skills (BMHS 5105 / Credits: 3 )
3
Fall 1 (12 credits)
Credits
BMHS 5200
Pathophysiology (BMHS 5200 / Credits: 3 )
3
BMHS 5300
Pharmacodynamics (BMHS 5300 / Credits: 3 )
3
BMHS 5400
Advanced Regional Anatomy/Lab (BMHS 5400 / Credits: 3 )
3
BMHS 5500
Advanced Biochemistry (BMHS 5500 / Credits: 3 )
3
Winter 1 (12 credits)
Credits
BCOR 5150
Immunobiology (BCOR 5150 / Credits: 3 )
3
BMHS 5250
Systems Neuroscience (BMHS 5250 / Credits: 3 )
3
BCOR 5350
Principles of Epidemiology (BCOR 5350 / Credits: 3 )
3
BMHS 5450
Integrated Systems in Health Studies (BMHS 5450 / Credits: 3 )
3

For specific course requirements, refer to the “M.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies Program" in NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student catalog.

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Halmos College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

Admissions Requirements

  1. NSU Graduate Application 
  2. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution.
  3. Official Transcripts from all educational institutions attended since high school.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA to be considered for Admission: +2.85
  5. (2) Letters of Recommendation, one coming from an Academic Professor
  6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is ONLY required for prospective students seeking entry into the Research Concentration
  7. For students seeking entry into the Health Studies Concentration, one of the following standardized tests is highly recommended: MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE.

Program Director and Admissions Staff

Deanne Roopnarine, D.P.M.

Assistant Department Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
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Jessica Nicoli

Administrative Coordinator
Halmos Graduate Admissions
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