Individuals seeking direct admission to the graduate program in Nutrition must hold a baccalaureate degree in nutrition, foods, or dietetics from an accredited undergraduate institution. Other individuals with an undergraduate degree in other areas are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they may be required to take various undergraduate courses as prerequisites to satisfy the admissions criteria.
Generally, applicants must have achieved a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Students who have background and potential for success but whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted to the graduate program on a provisional basis.
Applicants pursuing Option A who have completed a supervised practice program must submit verification of completing that program before starting the graduate program.
Students who apply to the graduate program under Option A but who have completed their supervised practice program in dietetics at another institution must have completed their experience at a college- or university-based program in order to receive transfer credits. Transfer credit will only be given if graduate credit was received for this experience. Supervised practice programs may vary extensively in program format/structure, lecture content and clincial practice program's emphasis. It is because of these variations that the Admission Committee will evaluate each student's supervised practice program transcript on an individual basis.
Students must be able to provide an official transcript, a catalog description, and a course outline. in addition, students may be asked to submit samples of their work completed during the supervised program as part of the review process.
Applicants pursuing Option B or C whose undergraduate degree is in an area non-related to nutrition may be required to complete graduate course prerequisites prior to being matriculated into the program. Students may, however, take 10 credits toward their graduate degree program while concurrently completing their prerequisites. this may be done only with the permission of the director of the program.,/p>
The prerequisites for the graduate program in Nutrition include the following: Introductory and organic chemistry, biochemistry, statistics, physiology, and advanced nutrition. Transfer of credit into the graduate program (other than Supervised Practice Program credit) will be subject to evaluation and approval by the Program Director. All transfer credits must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). A maximum of nine credits total (both supervised practice and other graduate credit) will be accepted in transfer. All courses in the Multidisciplinary Core must be taken at CSE.