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Admissions Timeline

Please see the admissions timeline and deadline policy for autumn 2024 enrollment. Applications will open September 1, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants to an NSP graduate program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree* or higher in any discipline
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • English language proficiency (non-native English speakers)
  • Prerequisite Coursework (additional courses are required for GCPD applicants)

*In order to be eligible to apply for autumn quarter 2024 entry, applicants must have earned their bachelor’s degrees by the end of that summer. Applicants do not need to have their bachelor’s degrees prior to application.

Review the Eligibility Requirements page for details and additional information.

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements

The following courses must be completed prior to beginning either the MPH or MS program:

  • Nutrition
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry (2 quarters or 1 semester)
  • Physiology

Applicants to the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) must also complete the following coursework:

  • Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • Food Science (with lab)
  • Management of Nutrition Services

View the Prerequisite Guidelines and Example Coursework for details and additional information.

Application and Materials

The application process differs for the MPH and MS degree programs. Follow the applicable link below for information and instructions about the requirements for each. Both processes allow applicants to apply for the GCPD (RDN training program).

Note: We are accepting applications to our PhD program only from students currently enrolled in our master’s programs. Suspending admissions to outside applicants allows us the opportunity to review and revise our curriculum and improve student opportunities.