Be the Leader Your Community Needs for a Healthier Future

With Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program, you can earn both your bachelor's and master’s of Public Health degree in five years. You’ll be exposed to research and community projects in mental health, genetics, oral health, health disparities, and global health, among other topics. Students will benefit from faculty members with diverse backgrounds who bring a broad range of their own experiences to the classroom.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A Dual Admission program is available to qualified freshman and transfer students, allowing them to complete a combined bachelor's degree and master’s degree in a total of a five-year period (4+1).

After successfully completing a four-year undergraduate degree at NSU (see requirements chart below), students are eligible to immediately start their Master of Public Health.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your master’s in one.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted students event.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for dual admission and fill your reserved seat in graduate or professional school, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time in college students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain, while earning their undergraduate degree, to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

For students applying for Fall admission who are initially unable to take the SAT or ACT due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your admission counselor directly prior to submitting your Premier Programs application.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

GPA

High School: 3.5 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)

ACT/SAT

21 Composite ACT
1080 Total SAT

Graduate Admission Requirements

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

Dual admission reserves your seat in NSU’s M.S. In Public Health, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

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

Degree Required

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

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earn a minor in public health.

Additional Requirements

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.

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.

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, and most offer at least $19,000 in annual scholarships.

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.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

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

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Program Application for Fall 2021 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.