MS Nutrition Prerequisites and Admission

Prerequisite Courses

To be considered for a master's degree in nutrition, applicants must have completed the following courses prior to application submission:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Anatomy*
  • Physiology*
  • Statistics*
  • Biochemistry*

*These courses may be taken concurrently to the MS Nutrition coursework, but will not count toward the degree.

Application Materials

For a complete application, students must submit: 

  • A unofficial bachelor’s degree transcript (an official transcript is required prior to enrollment)
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application fee

Test scores

  • GRE or MCAT scores are optional
  • An English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) is required for international applicants


The department of nutrition invites interested candidates to submit their application on a rolling basis and offers the opportunity for interested applicants to self-select which round they wish to receive their admissions decision. The sooner the application is submitted with all necessary materials finalized, the sooner an admissions decision will be communicated. 


Submit by

Notified By

Spring Deadline

January 3

January 30

Fall Round 1

February 1

March 1

Fall Round 2

May 1

June 1

Summer Deadline

May 2

May 16

Fall Final Deadline

August 1

August 15