Application Information

Our application opens every December 1st for the following fall term. For example, our application for fall 2017 opened December 1, 2016. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final application deadline of July 15th of each year. Our application may close early if our class is filled before the final deadline. We highly recommend that you submit your application before the deadline, as class size is limited.

How to Apply

Applications for the Masters in Nutrition Science program are accepted through our online application form. Applicants can log in to their application at any time to see the status of pending application materials. The application may also be saved and completed in sections. 

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Application Prerequisites

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. 
    • International students must have their transcripts translated to the US grading system before submission.
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least one semester of each of the following courses: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry.
    • Accompanying laboratories are not required.
    • One semester of biochemistry is recommended, but not required.
  3. International applicants: If your native language is not English, and your undergraduate degree is not from an institution where English is the primary language, you are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
    • ​TOEFL minimum score requirement, 100.
    • IELTS minimum score requirement, 7.0. 
  4. Official graduate-level test scores are strongly recommended, but not required for initial application review.
    • ​If test scores are not submitted, the Admissions Committee may request a standardized test to make a final admissions decision.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) are regularly accepted.

Premed applicants should check with their undergraduate institution or undergraduate pre-health advisor to confirm that our prerequisite recommendations are consistent with their premed requirements.

Application Components

You will be asked for the following items while completing our online application.

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
    • Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or the verified third-party transcript service used by the institute.
    • Electronic copies are preferred. Paper copies are accepted.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
    • Students who have received a degree in the past five years are required to provide at least one academic reference from faculty at that institution and are encouraged to provide at least two.
    • Students more than five years away from their most recent degree are encouraged to provide at least one academic reference.
    • The Admissions Committee accepts committee packets that have already been assembled on an applicant’s behalf, even if these packets are intended for medical schools.
  3. A nonrefundable $95 application fee.
    • Submit online along with your completed application.
  4. International applicants: Official TOEFL or IELTS test score records.
    • Official scores must be submitted from the testing site.
    • Unofficial score records may be submitted along with your application and used for the initial review.
  5. Official test score records (if choosing to submit).
    • GRE, MCAT, and DAT scores are all acceptable. The Admissions Committee does not favor one over the others. 
    • GRE and DAT cores can be mailed directly to our offices using school code: 2173 and department code 0214.
    • For official MCAT scores, provide a verification code along with your AAMC number on your application.
    • Unofficial score records may be submitted along with your application and used for the initial review.


Please visit our FAQ page or contact the Institute of Human Nutrition office. 

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