There are two different criteria for admissions to the program. Prospective students need to meet either one of these, not both:
An advanced degree in a health-related area (MA, MS, PhD, Dr., DMD, DVM, etc.) or status as a registered dietitian
Criteria 2: (students must meet all four of these)
A bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Degrees in health, public health, or biomedical sciences preferred (or international-equivalent degree).
Two years of relevant public health-related work experience.
Two undergraduate-level nutrition courses (introductory-level nutrition & nutrition in the lifecycle preferred).
One undergraduate-level human physiology course.
We consider applications twice a year:
October 1 for spring admissions
March 1 for fall admissions
Students apply through the UMass graduate school. Apply now.
Application checklist and timeline
Students should submit all of the following with their application:
Application fee: $85.00
2 letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all institutions attended, where you completed more than 6 credits
TOEFL (if necessary, school code is 3917)
All application materials not submitted using the online application should be sent to:
Graduate Student Service Center
534 Goodell Building
University of Massachusetts
140 Hicks Way
Amherst Ma 01003-9333