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The Master of Science in Nutrition degree program evaluates overall quality of its applicants, considering academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge of health care, professional experience, and recommendation.

Criteria for Admission

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (international applicants must provide evidence of institutional approval or acceptance
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above
  • Ability to clearly express one’s self in a written statement submitted at the time of application
  • If applicable, a minimum score of 600 on the written, or a comparable score on the computerized version, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL)
  • One letter of recommendation meeting application criteria

 Prerequisite Courses

Successful completion of at least one semester of the following courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university with a passing grade of “C” or higher.

  • Anatomy & Physiology ( or equivalent course approved by the program director)
  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Completion of one semester course of biochemistry is preferred, but not required. All prospecitve applicants are invited to contact the program office to develop a plan for enter into the program.

PLEASE NOTE:  Prospective graduate candidates in the pathway to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, which is approved as Candidate for Accreditation granted by the Accreditation Council on Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), will also need 3-semester credits in Human Nutrition, 3-semester credits in Microbiology and a successful interview with faculty. Please go to the Professional Practice tab on the website for details.

 Application Procedures

The Office of Admissions considers applications on a year-round basis. All applicants must:

  • Complete the online application
  • Send the nonrefundable application fee of $50
  • Provide the required letter of recommendation
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education

Upon receipt of the completed application and required materials, the Committee on Admissions will review the applicant's file and make recommendations to the program director. All final decisions on admission are made by the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Please mail all supplemental admissions material to:
Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Master of Science in Nutrition Admissions
3301 College Avenue,
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Non-degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student is one who wishes to take courses in the Master of Science in Nutrition Program but does not intend to pursue the master’s degree at the time of application. The non-degree seeking student must provide the following admissions requirements in order to take classes in the Master of Science in Nutrition Program:

  • completed online application form 
  • official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education
  • nonrefundable application fee of $50

Non-degree seeking students are not guaranteed future acceptance into the Master of Science in Nutrition Program. If after taking classes in the program,non-degree seeking students may become degree-seeking status by applying to the M.S. in Nutrition program as a new student and meeting all the requirements for admission. If accepted into the degree program, appropriate credits taken as a nondegree-seeking student will be applied automatically toward the degree. Non-degree seeking students can enroll only in a maximum of 4 courses or 12 credit hours.

International Applicants

International students who wish to be considered for admissions must submit an official course-by-course evaluation of all foreign transcripts (Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found here. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency in accordance with the University's policies.

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