Application Information

Our application for Fall 2020 will open on December 1, 2019. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of July 15, 2020. We highly recommend that you submit your application before the deadline, as class size is limited.


  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
    • Note: International students must have their transcripts translated to the US grading system.
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least one semester of each of the following courses: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry.
    • One semester of biochemistry is recommended, but not required.
  3. Official graduate-level test scores.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), or Dental Admissions Test (DAT).
  4. International applicants only: If your native language is not English, you are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS.
    • ​A minimum score of 100 must be obtained for the TOEFL.
    • A minimum score of 7.0 must be obtained for the IELTS.

      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.

How to Apply

Applications for the Masters in Nutrition Science program are accepted through our online application form.

Apply to the MS Program

In addition to your application, please submit:

  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. Official test scores records. 
    • GRE, MCAT, and DAT scores are all acceptable. The Admissions Committee does not favor one over the others. GRE, DAT and PAT scores 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A nonrefundable $95 application fee (required for online submission).
  5. International applicants only: Official TOEFL or IELTS test score records.
    • Official scores must submitted from the testing site.


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

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