Admissions Requirements

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Fall and Spring Admissions

Applications Reviewed on a Rolling Basis

Rolling Admissions

No GRE Required

GRE is Not Required 


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Before you start your application, ensure you meet the below requirements as well as the minimum requirements for graduate study at The University of Texas at Austin. Once you've gathered your information and confirmed your eligibility, continue on to ApplyTexas.

Eligibility Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or EquivalentA bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution of higher learning OR proof of equivalent training at an institution outside the United States, as determined by the Office of Graduate Admissions.
GPA of 3.0+A grade point average of at least 3.0 in upper-division course work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed.
Required CourseworkSuccessful completion of a biochemistry course from an accredited institution prior to enrollment (conditional admission can be given, pending completion of this course). If an applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree in a biological science field, success in the program will be enhanced by completion of Human Physiology and Introductory Nutrition, but this is not required.
English Language ProficiencyInternational applicants must score 79 TOEFL Internet or 6.5 IELTS (Academic Examination). For more information, please see: Graduate School Admissions for International Students


Application Requirements
3 Letters of RecommendationThree letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional performance, including an assessment of their potential for success in graduate school.  Personal recommendations are not accepted.
Personal StatementA personal statement regarding research and professional experience, goals, and how completion of the program will further those goals.
Resume or CVPersonal resume or CV, including relevant work and experience.

Student Voices

Stephanie C.

"The emphasis of the program on functional nutrition and cancer provided me with a deeper exploration and understanding of how nutrition truly works as medicine. Furthermore, having earned an MS degree at the highly reputable University of Texas afforded me a career opportunity as a clinical nutrition manager with Sodexo at a hospital in Kansas. The online MSNS program at UT reinforced the importance of literature reviews to implement evidenced-based approaches in nutrition therapy. This prompted me, as clinical nutrition manager, to encourage my staff of dietitians to employ best-practice and evidence-based nutrition guidelines in their daily work." 

 - Stephanie C., 2019 Graduate