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, exercise 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.
Two recommendations letters from professionals knowledgeable in applicants graduate school potential.
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.