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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

  • Bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or terminal professional 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

Pre-requisites  Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university with a passing grade of “C” or higher.

  • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab- 4 semester credit hours 
  • Biochemistry - 3 semester credit hours
  • General Chemistry with Lab - 4 semester credit hours
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab - 4 semester credit hours
  • General Biology (lab preferred) -  minimum 3 semester credit hours
  • General Statistics - 3 semester credit hours

PLEASE NOTE:  Prospective candidates interested in the future professional practice pathway to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, which is currently under accreditation review, will also need 3 semester credits in Human Nutrition, 3 semester credits in Microbiology and a successful interview with faculty. This is a preliminary notice as of July 1, 2018 of the expected requirements for entry.  More information will be posted as final approvals are granted by the Accreditation Council on Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  

 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 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 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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