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Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition

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M.S. Admission

Prospective students must first meet program eligibility requirements. When ready to apply, please review the complete list of application requirements.

The M.S. degree program offers flexibility; students may enroll full time or part time, and a variety of classes are available online. Approximately 12 to 15 credit hours of the program are elective courses that may be tailored to individual career goals, and students may choose a thesis or nonthesis option.

To be considered for admission to KU's Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition degree program, all students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Undergraduate Degree. A bachelor’s degree is required for admission. The degree may be in any field but must have included specific prerequisite courses in biochemistry, physiology, and nutrition. Degrees earned outside the United States must be evaluated for equivalency. Please note: Students may be admitted on a provisional basis if some requirements have not yet been met at the time of application.
  2. Graduate Record Examination Score. An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required. Applicants are awarded points according to percentile rank guidelines for program admission. For GRE information, call 609-771-7670 or visit the GRE website.
  3. Grade-Point Average. A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for college course work is required for admission. GPAs below this requirement may be considered for admission on a provisional basis.

A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program.

International students or those for whom English is a second language must meet minimum English proficiency requirements. Please review these requirements at http://www.kumc.edu/international/esl_req.html. International students may have additional requirements for visa, residency, and citizenship status. Students should contact the KUMC Office of International Programs for guidance regarding these issues during the application process.

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