MS in Nutrition

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Students needing prerequisites for admission can take these courses as nondegree students. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field Applicants for graduate study in nutrition may come from the entire spectrum of undergraduate fields, or from other health professions such as medicine or nursing. Some applicants may not meet all course prerequisites without having to take selected additional undergraduate course work. Minimum prerequisites for full admission to graduate study can be obtained from the department.
  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study; and 3.50/4.00 for all graduate work.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Test); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (revised Paper-Delivered Test), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Two required.
  • Personal Statement Required.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 36 from the baccalaureate.
  • Course Work Selected in consultation with an advisor and individualized to the students goals.
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Students select one of these options.
    • Thesis: Students selecting the thesis track must earn at least 5 hours in HN 598.
    • Project: Students selecting the project track must earn at least 5 hours in HN 597.
    • Course Work Only: Students selecting course work only must complete at least 36 hours of 400- and 500-level courses.