Application Process

Have you met all of the admissions requirements

Follow the next four steps to apply for the Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences.

Step 1

Apply to the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin through ApplyTexas.

  1. Visit
  2. Create an account or log in if you already have one.
  3. Select Create a New Application.
  4. Select Create a new graduate school admissions application.
  5. In the Target University, choose University of Texas at Austin (Austin).
  6. In the type of application, choose the most appropriate option.
  7. Select Fall (Aug-Dec) or Spring (Jan-May) for the semester of entry.
  8. Scroll down to Natural Sciences and select Nutritional Sciences Option III (Online Masters Program).
  9. Continue with the application.


  • The application requires the names and email addresses of three individuals who will serve as your academic or professional references (personal references are not accepted). They will receive an email with a link to upload a reference letter.
  • You will pay an application fee of $65 online or through the Admissions Center. Your application is not considered complete and will not be reviewed until the fee is paid.
Step 2

Submit Transcripts from All Colleges and Universities Attended.

After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email that contains a link to the Status Check website. Once there, upload:

  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose describing your background and your interest in nutrition
  • Current Resume or CV

When uploading transcripts, upload PDF copies of official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities you have attended. If you are offered admission, you will be required to have official transcripts sent to the University of Texas Graduate Admissions and International Center. This can be done via posted mail or through Parchment.  No other online transcript submission services are approved for use at UT Austin. For more information, see Graduate Admissions.

Step 3

Send Test Scores

Send official TOEFL or IELTS scores (required for International students).
Reference UT Austin code: 6882.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) should send your test scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions at The University of Texas at Austin.

If you hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in another English-only speaking country, you will receive a waiver of the TOEFL. For more information about TOEFL scores and graduate admission visit the graduate admission page.

Optional Score Reporting:

  • Send official GRE scores to UT Austin
    Reference UT Austin code: 6882; no department code is necessary. 
    ETS will send scores.  Attach other graduate or professional entrance exam scores as a supplemental document.
  • Send official MCAT, PCAT, OAT, or DAT scores
    Upload other graduate-level professional exam results as a supplemental document.  

All application materials received by the Office of Graduate Admissions will be available to the Nutritional Sciences Admissions Committee.

Step 4

Review Status and Upload Additional Documents

Visit MyStatus to monitor reference requests, upload your curriculum vitae or resume, submit additional items such as publications, resend a request, add a new recommender, and revise your FERPA waiver.

Important Dates

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of the admissions cycle. Our program follow's the University's semester calendar, with classes offered three times a year.

Application Period:December 1-July 15
Priority Deadline:June 1
Classes Begin:August
Application Period:August 1-November 1
Priority Deadline:October 1
Classes Begin:January

Please note: We recommend that applicants apply to UT Austin before the priority deadline. This is to ensure their materials are processed in a timely manner.