Admission Requirements

Preference for admission includes:

  • Hold Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university
  • Have a semester of basic biology, basic chemistry and foundational nutrition on transcripts. Students may be admitted even if they are missing one of the prerequisites, but they will be required to take that course during their first semester in the MS program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Work or volunteer experience in at least one of the following: laboratory research, clinical research, food industry, nutrition education, health promotion, or other areas related to health, nutrition or food science
  • GRE scores are not required for the Online, Community Nutrition area of emphasis. Applications will be reviewed holistically using the applicant’s GPA (at least 3.0 GPA) from an accredited institution, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose that demonstrates intellectual capacity, drive, and determination to be successful in graduate coursework, as well as previous accomplishments and experience. Applicants who have GRE scores or other standardized exam scores (PCAT, MCAT, etc.) may submit them for consideration, but they are not required.

You can complete the UGA Graduate School application online. Your application will not be considered complete or reviewed until all supporting documentation has been received.

International Applicants

For International students, a TOEFL iBT score of 90 with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four exam sub-sections or IELTS score of overall band-width of 6.5, with no single band (score) below 6.0 is required for admission.

Please refer to the UGA Graduate School website for additional International Application Information.

If you do not meet our admission criteria, then consider applying to our undergraduate program or enroll as a post-Baccalaureate student
(contact: Dr. Rob Pazdro,

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