What will I learn?

The 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 program is geared to the student who has completed an undergraduate science degree and desires to work toward a graduate degree in the pre-health professions. The student will obtain a Master of Science degree at the end of the program that will prepare him or her for health-related professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant) and health-related employment.

Which department am I in?

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
USD $1,444 per credit hour
Start date

9 May 2022


Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue,



33314, United States

Online/Distance (12 months)

Tuition fees
USD $1,444 per credit hour
Start date

9 May 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must complete all bachelor's degree requirements before beginning graduate studies or is in the process of completing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. 

For international students

  • 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

All applicants who received their bachelors and any graduate degrees from a college or university where English is not the primary languages of instruction are required to take an English language test. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

  • Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) minimum scores required.
  • Internet based (iBT) = 79, Computerized score = 213, Paper score = 550.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score required = 6.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum sore required = 54.
  • TALK International, School of Languages: Completion of level 9 test with a score of 85% or higher.
  • Completion of ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 with a grade of 'C' or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • If bachelors or master degree coursework was fully completed in English outside the USA within the last two years, a letter from the institution on official letterhead will be required to waive the English Language requirement. Letter must state that all coursework was taught in English.



Summer 2021 May 10th, 2021

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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