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

While enrolled in this program, students will have a guaranteed interview with the following programs AFTER having met specific program requirements available from the program office.

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant)
  • Master of Sciences in Anesthesia (Anesthesiologist Assistant)
  • Kansas City University's Doctor of Osteopathic and Dental Program

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


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.


Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Application Deadline

The Summer 2024 entry deadline is Friday, May 31st, 2024.

Career Outcomes

Physician Assistants

$115,390 Median Salary Per Year


$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

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Summer 1 (6 credits)
BCOR 5000
Graduate Seminar (BCOR 5000 / Credits: 3 )
BMHS 5105
Physical Diagnostics Skills (BMHS 5105 / Credits: 3 )
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BMHS 5110
Introduction to the Dental Professions (BMHS 5110 / Credits: 3 )
Fall 1 (12 credits)
BMHS 5200
Pathophysiology (BMHS 5200 / Credits: 3 )
BMHS 5300
Pharmacodynamics (BMHS 5300 / Credits: 3 )
BMHS 5400
Advanced Regional Anatomy/Lab (BMHS 5400 / Credits: 3 )
BMHS 5500
Advanced Biochemistry (BMHS 5500 / Credits: 3 )
Winter 1 (12 credits)
BCOR 5150
Immunobiology (BCOR 5150 / Credits: 3 )
BCOR 5350
Principles of Epidemiology (BCOR 5350 / Credits: 3 )
BMHS 5450
Integrated Systems in Health Studies (BMHS 5450 / Credits: 3 )
BMHS 5250
Systems Neuroscience (BMHS 5250 / Credits: 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: 3.0
  5. (2) Letters of Recommendation, one coming from an Academic Professor
  6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required but will be accepted.

Graduate Open House

Join us on Friday, March 15th at 12:00 PM EST to learn more about Biological Sciences, including careers within the field, NSU graduate degree offerings, and the application process.

This event is free and open for all to attend. You may register for the Open House here.

Program directors and department faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences and NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions will be in attendance to answer your questions about your program(s) of interest.

 Join NSU's Department of Biological Sciences to learn about:

  • M.S. in Biological Sciences program
    • Research Concentration
    • Health Studies Concentration
    • Bioinformatics Concentration

Program Director and Admissions Staff

Deanne Roopnarine, D.P.M.

Program Director
Department of Biological Sciences
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Megan Troy

Assistant Director
Halmos Graduate Admissions
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