A Program For Future Physicians

Nova Southeastern University's Dual Admission program in Allopathic Medicine will prepare you for a medical career focused on patients, teamwork, and problem-solving. Dual admission allows you to save a spot in NSU's prestigious Doctor of Allopathic Medicine program while you earn your bachelor's degree, so you can prepare for your future from your first day as an undergraduate student.

With a focus on educating capable diagnosticians, our allopathic medicine program could be the first step on your journey to joining one of the most innovative healthcare professions in the country. Combining cutting-edge technology and scientific discovery with a systems-based approach to collaborative learning, this program, the first of its kind in Florida, creates doctors dedicated to advancing human health.


The Dual Admission Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program takes a total of eight years (4+4) to complete. Candidates will first follow a four-year prescribed course of study in their undergraduate major. After the student completes these courses, they will be awarded a bachelor's degree. Students will receive the M.D. degree after four full years of training with the NSU MD department.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Doctor of Medicine (M.D.).

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your doctorate in four years.

Interview Required

Students applying for Dual Admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student event.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1


To be considered for this Dual Admission program, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time freshmen students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. This Dual Admission program is ONLY for first-time in college, U.S. citizen students, although college credits earned through advanced high school program may apply ( see “transfer credits through high school section below”).

Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program. 

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


4.0 or Higher Weighted GPA
in High School


35 Composite ACT
1540 Total SAT
CLT Equivalent


Completed biology, chemistry, pre-calculus or trig, all with a "B" or higher grade.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual Admission reserves your seat in NSU’s Doctor of Medicine program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements. Final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Required Test Scores

MCAT: A minimum of 510 on the MCAT.

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.7 overall cumulative GPA, as well as a 3.7 Science GPA (courses with BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS prefixes).

Calculation of cumulative GPA for the purpose of program eligibility for Dual Admission will not reflect the "grade forgiveness/repeated courses" policy; all grades for retaken courses will be included.

Credits Required

You must earn at least 120 credits to enter the doctor of medicine program.

Additional Requirements

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to this Allopathic Dual Admission program. Only students coming to NSU in the fall semester as first-time college freshman applicants are eligible to apply.

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU. However, we strongly encourage students to take a majority of their specific science program prerequisites at NSU to highlight their competency in these critical domains and maximize their long-term profile for future graduate/professional school candidacy.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Please be advised that a student's initial course placement in mathematics, science, or composition may impact the timing of the completion of all dual admission prerequisites and major courses, and could result in the need to take summer courses.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.


Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Programs application for fall entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.