Advanced Certificate Program
GREs are NOT required for admission into this program.
3 credits in each of the following:
3 credits in:
Recency of Education Policy:
If the most recent degree obtained is dated more than 10 years ago, a student would have to complete, with a grade of C+ or better, 9 credits of specific college work:
For a student interesting in applying for the MS program, those 9 credits would include:
For a student interested in applying for the certificate program, those 9 credits would include:
All applicants to the Graduate Programs will be carefully reviewed by the Program's Admissions Review Committee. Candidates are selected based on demonstrated ability to succeed academically, references, appropriate volunteer/work experience, and written communication skills.
Up to six credits worth of previous graduate coursework may be considered for transfer for the MS program only after a student is accepted. Transfer credits will not be accepted for the Advanced Certificate. Previous coursework may not have been taken more than five years prior to the application deadline. In addition, the credits cannot have been counted and used toward another degree/certificate. In order to be considered for transfer, the coursework must be at least 3 graduate credits and must closely mirror a course offered through this program and you must have earned at least a C+ in the course. All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Coordinator and the University.
A student who is matriculated in the Advanced Certificate or who has completed the Advanced Certificate may continue on to the Master of Science in Nutrition if they have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of a C+ in any one course.
For international applications, please see information at this link regarding additional University requirements including submission of TOEFL socres and WES transcript evaluations.
The Graduate Nutrition Program does not provide any scholarships. There are scholarships available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The requirements are as follows:
- Planned or current enrollment in an advanced degree program in a US regionally accredited college or university. Students who are already enrolled in an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship (DI) and will be completing a graduate program in 2016-2017 should apply for a graduate scholarship.
- Intention to practice in the field of dietetics.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Academy member
*Some scholarships require specific areas of study (e.g., public health nutrition, foodservice administration, and medicine) and status as a registered dietitian. This information is requested in the application form.
More information can be foudn on the Academy's website.