Additional Admissions Requirements
TOEFL: required score of 550 paper-based, 79-80 Internet-based
Letter of application stating to include the following: primary area of interest (nutrition, food science, etc); desired research focus; long-term goals outlining career goals; interest in assistantship (teaching or research); reason(s) for attending graduate school; current professional certifications and credentials; an interview (in person or via phone) is highly encouraged but not required.
Entering students for the Ph.D. degree will usually have a Master’s degree in dietetics, exercise science, nutrition, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, or other related field from an approved accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program.
Prerequisites for Ph.D. degree include Master’s degree in a health-related field (nutrition, dietetics, exercise physiology, public health, etc), NUTR 422/522 or equivalent, STAT 541 or equivalent, or biochemistry.