Graduate Study


Admissions Timeline for Autumn 2025 Enrollment

  • September 1, 2024: Projected open date for UW Graduate School and SOPHAS applications
  • December 1, 2024: Application deadline (see below for full deadline policy)
    • UW Graduate School application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT
    • SOPHAS application must be submitted by 8:59 p.m. PT (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • Mid-January 2025: Select applicants invited to participate in interviews
  • Late January 2025: Interviews conducted via Zoom with members of the admissions committee
  • Early February 2025: All decisions (admit, waitlist, deny) conveyed via email
  • Early March 2025: Visit events for admitted students held on UW Seattle campus
  • April 15, 2025: Reply deadline for initial round of degree offers (Note: Admitted GCPD applicants may have a different reply deadline)
  • September 24, 2025: Autumn quarter begins

2025-26 UW Academic Calendar Summary

Deadline Policy

The application deadline for autumn 2025 entry is December 1, 2024. The UW Graduate School application deadline is at 11:59 p.m. PT and the SOPHAS application deadline is 8:59 p.m. PT (11:59 p.m. ET).

  • Master of Science applicants must submit a UW Graduate School application.
  • Master of Public Health applicants must submit both UW Graduate School and SOPHAS applications.

For guaranteed consideration, your application(s) and all affiliated materials must be submitted by the posted deadline(s). The application portals will close at the times listed above. Materials not directly submitted by the applicant (recommendations and official test scores) may arrive after the deadline and will be date-stamped.

Review and/or consideration of incomplete applications or late materials is at the discretion of the Food System, Nutrition, and Health Program admissions committee. If application materials are missing due to circumstances beyond an applicant’s control, the committee will take that into consideration and make its judgment based on the information available.

Review Process

Applications for graduate study, whether combined with the RDN training program or not, are reviewed holistically and assessed by a faculty admissions committee. The committee considers each applicant’s academic record and skills, relevant professional work and/or volunteer experience, how they may have overcome adversity or disadvantage in achieving educational goals, and their motivation towards and fit within the Food System, Nutrition, and Health Program.

Admission to the Food System, Nutrition, and Health Program and the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (RDN training) is competitive.