Biomedical Informatics Program
Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (M.S.B.I.)
The M.S.B.I. program evaluates the overall quality of its applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about health care, life experience, and recommendations. Priority will be given to those individuals holding a degree in the health professions such as those with clinical degrees in osteopathic or allopathic medicine, dental medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, nursing, or other health discipline. Criteria for admissions are as follows:
- bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale (preferred).
- health professions degree (desirable, but not required)
- demonstrated a background in biomedical sciences by credentials or work experience
- demonstrated competency in the use of computers by credentials or work experience
- demonstrated ability to clearly express oneself in writing
All application material must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office for Admissions and the Committee on Admissions (COA) to process the application promptly.
The Office of Admissions processes applications on a year-round basis. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of the three semesters (fall, winter, summer).
All of the following must be completed for an application to be considered by the admissions committee.
- Complete the online application. Payment of a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required to complete the application.
- Provide one letter of recommendation from a supervisor or co-worker who is familiar with the applicant's character, scholastic aptitude, and work ethic. This letter should be on letterhead and include contact information and a signature.
- Provide official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
- Provide official course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts. A list of agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found here.
- Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The following standardized tests currently satisfy the university's English requirement for nonnative English speakers:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 213 on the computer-based test; 79-80 on the Internet based test.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 on the test module.
- GMAT score of 450; GRE score of 1,000 (old format); GRE score of 306 (new format).
- Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) with a score of at least 500 in the reading section, or the American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 20 on the verbal section
- Successful completion of USMLE Step 1 or ECFMG Certification
Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.
The school may require additional documentation to support the application.
Please mail all supplemental admissions material to:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
Biomedical Informatics Admissions
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33314-9905
Upon review, you will be contacted by the Program Director. Should you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-356-0026 ext 21032.
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