The Department of Nutrition offers both undergraduate and advanced graduate degree programs designed to equip students with the ability to assess nutritional needs, provide counseling and education, and implement dietary plans compatible with the optimal health of individuals or groups.

Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions to the undergraduate degree program are administered through the University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students may enter the Department as freshmen or as transfer students. Please refer to their website for requirements and application deadlines.

Graduate Admissions

Please review below for more information on our graduate program requirements and for application deadlines. The graduate application for all graduate programs is accessible online at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School website.

Graduate Program Requirements:

The admission requirements of the Graduate School include: A completed Graduate School Application and forms, GPA > 2.75; GRE General Test; official transcripts from all colleges attended; and two letters of reference. In addition, all foreign students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have achieved a score of 250 or higher.

Prerequisite courses required for admission include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, statistics, and basic nutrition.

Graduate Program Application Deadlines:

Applications must be received by February 1 for fall admissions and by October 1 for spring admissions.

For more information concerning the Graduate Program in Nutrition:

Dr. Elena Carbone
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-1071
FAX: 413-545-1074
Mailing address:
Department of Nutrition
208 Chenoweth Lab
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282