Application Process

All other applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application for admission
  • Personal Statement explaining your personal and professional goals*
  • Current resume, please include a list of volunteer experiences with dates, organization and description of volunteer work
  • Official transcripts documenting a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and an official transcript from each college attended
  • For those who wish to pursue the MS program, but do not have a nutrition-related bachelor’s degree, completion of the courses listed below (with a grade of B- or greater) is required prior to starting the MS program at Dominican University (DU). These classes can be taken at DU or another institution. However, they must be approved for transfer before enrolling.
    • MATH 211 Principles of Statistics
    • NUTR 250 Nutrition
    • NUTR 290 Nutritional Biochemistry
    • NUTR 409 Community Nutrition
    • NUTR 425 Nutrition in Human Development
  • Recommended that a minimum of 3.0 grade-point average is required for general admission
  • Two letters of recommendation: at least one letter from an academic reference and one from a professional reference
  • Official GRE scores (Dominican University institution code for the GRE is 6297). Waivers are available, please see below for details. 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25
Request for Waiver of Admission Test

Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher may request that the graduate admission test requirement (GRE) be waived. Applicants must submit this request in writing to the Admission Committee prior to admission.

International Students

Learn about international student admission.

Admission Review

Applications will be reviewed in April through August for fall admission.

*Please explain your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree from Dominican University, your interests in dietetics, short- and long-term career goals and what contributions you would make to the field. Please share how your background, experience, interest and values, when combined with the MS degree and supervised practice, will help you pursue your goals successfully.