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Updates

The final deadline for admission for Fall 2020 is July 15th, 2020. All applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis until the final deadline. 

Admission is based on undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) grades, letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic potential and/or professional experience, and a personal statement of goals from the applicant. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is required for admissions, but admission is not based on GRE score cut-points.   The Admission Committee also examines the fit between applicant’s goals and the goals of the program.

Applicants to the MSNS degree program must meet the minimum requirements for graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin. Admission requirements to the Graduate School and the graduate program in Nutritional Sciences are as follows:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution OR proof of equivalent training at an institute outside the United States. The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will determine eligibility for admission in consultation with prospective graduate programs.
  2. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division course work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed.
  3. Completion of the GRE or MCAT/PCAT/OAT/DAT test is required for admission.
  4. A satisfactory score (minimum score of 83 required) on the TOEFL exam (international applicants only). For more information, please see: Graduate School Admissions for International Students
  5. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional potential.
  6. Personal statement regarding research and professional experience, goals, and how completion of the program will further those goals.
  7. Personal resume including relevant work and experience.
  8. Applicants should have a background in nutrition or related science and/or meet the pre-requisite coursework for admissions (described below).

If an applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree in a related science field, they must complete the courses below prior to applying for admission to the MSNS degree program:

  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Introductory Nutrition

We also recommend that students complete the associated labs with each course to further their undrestanding and application of science concepts and skills. 

Applications for the Fall 2020 admissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 15th, 2020.