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Application Deadline:

The MS in Nutrition admits students for the spring, fall, and summer terms.

    • Spring term application deadline is November 15th
    • Summer term application deadline is April 15th
    • Fall term application deadline is June 1st

Contact us for application related questions

Applicants must meet one of these requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a dietetic internship, or
  • Accepted into a dietetic internship with a documented start date, or
  • Credentialed as a RD in 2008 or later and completed a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science, food systems management or other health career-related subjects.

Application Process:

  1. Completed University of Houston Graduate School application.

  2. Official GRE scores sent electronically to institution code 6870 – University of Houston, Main Campus (Due to COVID-19 GRE scores will not be required for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 MS Nutrition admission)

    • Competitive applicants typically score above the 30th percentile with at least 3.5 on the analytical writing section. 
    • If the applicant graduated from UH within the past 3 years and had a GPA of 3.4 of greater OR if the applicant graduated from a partner dietetic internship program** below and had an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or greater, they are not required to submit GRE scores.
      **Partner dietetic internship programs include: 
      - University of Houston On-site and Distance Internship
      - Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship
      - Priority Nutrition Care Distance Internship

  3. Official transcripts from all prior institutions attended. Please submit transcripts electronically to

    • Major GPA of at least 3.0

    • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.6 is required to be considered for graduate school at The University of Houston

  4. Completed bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science, food systems management or other health career-related subjects.
  5. Portfolio

  6. Current resume

  7. Personal Statement

  8. Three academic/professional letters of recommendation

    • Your recommenders will be contacted automatically and asked to evaluate you through an online system. They should be encouraged to provide comments and/or upload a signed letter as well.


ALL supporting materials, with the exception of official transcripts, should be uploaded through the online application system.

Official transcripts should be submitted electronically to