Application Information

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 class. Applicants may open and work on an application at any time using the button below. Our application will be open until June 30, 2021, or until our Fall 2021 class is full. 

How to Apply

Apply to the MS Program

Apply online. Students are admitted on a rolling basis from December 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.

You may save your application and complete it in sections, and enter it post-submission to check on the status of pending accompanying materials.

Please visit our FAQ page for commonly asked application questions.

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 may need a TOEFL or IELTS score (see below).
    • 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.
    • ​The Institute of Human Nutrition requests that you submit test scores if you have them, but you should not take a test just to apply to our program. The Admissions Committee will reach out to applicants to discuss options if they are unable to make a final admissions decision without test scores. 
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) are regularly accepted.

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.
    • At this time, we are unable to accept paper transcript deliveries from FedEx or UPS. Use USPS for paper transcript deliveries. 
  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 (if applicable). 
    • 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 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.
    • Unofficial score records may be submitted along with your application and used for the initial review.