Master of Arts/Science in Nutrition and Food Science admissions

Criteria for acceptance

  • Must be granted admission to the Graduate School
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, preferably in a science/health-related field. Exceptional applicants outside these fields will be considered
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point of 3.0
  • GRE test scores are not strictly required but are recommended
  • For applicants whose primary language is not English, completion of the English proficiency requirement, scores from TOEFL (79 internet-based and 550 paper-based), MELAB (85), or IELTS (6.5), are required


All incoming students are expected to have the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent:

Course # Title Credits
NFS 2130/2140 Intro Food Science and Lab  4
NFS 2220 Nutrition Laboratory  1
NFS 3230 Human Nutrition 3
BIO 2200 Intro Microbiology 4
BIO 2870 Anatomy and Physiology  
  One semester of Organic Chemistry  
  Courses in biochemistry and statistics are recommended