Admission criteria (as laid out by Wayne State University's Graduate School) to the Master's program include:

  • an undergraduate degree with a major in science
  • minimum grade point average of 3.0 (please note that the mean GPA of admitted students in 2013 was 3.5)
  • for applicants whose primary language is not English - completion of English proficiency requirement - scores from TOEFL (79 internet-based and 550 paper-based) or MELAB (85) or IELTS (6.5)
  • GRE test scores (these MUST be provided at the time of the application)
  • two letters of recommendation (please arrange for these to be received along with your application)

Applications are accepted year round - but students can only start the program in the Fall semester. Students are encouraged to apply by February 1 (for admission the following Fall semester), in order to meet various deadlines for funding (e.g. Graduate Professional Scholarship - for which the application deadline is March 1). Incoming students are expected to have the equivalent of the following upper level undergraduate courses (or their equivalents):

  • Human Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food Chemistry
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • one semester of Organic Chemistry

To apply for the Master's program go to the Wayne State Graduate Admissions page.

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