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Admissions to the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program

Admission is based on under-graduate and graduate grades, letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic potential and/or professional experience, and the applicant's statement of purpose.  A GRE exam 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.

Admissions decisions are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee on the basis of review of each applicants particular profile of strengths.

In-residence priority Deadline for Fall applications is December 1 if applying for financial support, however the program will continue to accept applications until February 20.

Master's of Nutritional Sciences Online priority deadline is April 15, final deadline June 1.   Please see this page for the Online Application. 

Educational Requirements for Admission

Admission requirements to the Graduate School and the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program are as follows:

1. A bachelor’s degree in a nutrition related field from an accredited United States institution or proof of equivalent training at an institute outside the United States.

2. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed.

3. Although a combined GRE score, verbal and quantitative, of more than 300 is no longer an admission requirement, the GRE test is still required for admission and is used to inform the admissions process. 

4. A satisfactory score (minimum score of 82 required) on the TOEFL exam. For more information, please see http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/test_scores.html

5. Applicants should have a background in nutrition or related sciences.

6. Personal statement of the individuals research and professional experience, goals, and how completion of the program will further those goals.

7. Applicants should have a background in nutrition or related sciences and/or meet the pre-requisite coursework for admissions (described below).

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) recommends that if you do not have a bachelor’s degree in a science field, you are requested to complete the courses below prior to applying for admission to our program:

* Introductory Nutrition and Laboratory

* Introductory Biology: Cell Biology

* Vertebrate Physiology

* Principles of Chemistry and Laboratory

* Organic Chemistry and Laboratory

* Biochemistry and Laboratory