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Nutritional Science Admissions Information

For general admissions information, refer to the Office of Admissions and University Outreach. For information about financial aid, refer to the Center for Student Financial Aid.

The Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science is an individualized program designed to develop specialized professional competence in the selected areas of food science, dietetics and nutrition, while also providing breadth in related areas. The program is designed for persons preparing for positions as public health nutritionists or supervisors in dietetics and food production and service, or doctoral study in nutrition and dietetics.

Graduate students seeking to qualify for the Registered Dietitian examination may complete appropriate course work and clinical experiences concurrently with requirements for the master's degree by also completing courses in the Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP), or the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The CDP requires a separate application for admission.

Admission to the Program

Admission to the graduate program in Nutritional Science is limited to Fall Quarter only. Application is a two-step process.  First, graduate degree applicants must meet the university requirements for admission. For general admissions requirements for graduate programs, refer to the Office of Admissions and University Outreach.

After applying on-line to the university, students must also apply to the Nutritional Science MS program (Nutritional Science MS application).  To be considered for admission into the Master of Science degree program in Nutritional Science, applicants must meet the following:

Nutritional Science Graduate Student Handbook
(under revision)

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Last Update: 12/16/2013