Admission Requirements for the Nutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Sciences Master's Degree Program
Students entering the Nutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Sciences graduate program are expected to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Admission to graduate study at Kansas State University is granted on three bases:
- Full standing
Recommendations concerning an applicant’s qualifications and admission are made to the dean of the Graduate School by the department. The final decision regarding admission of an applicant is made by the dean of the Graduate School.
Admission in full standing requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an institution whose requirements for the bachelor’s degree are equivalent to those of Kansas State University.
Applicants with grade point averages below 3.0 may be considered for probational admission provided there is evidence that the applicant has the ability to do satisfactory graduate work. HN 400 (Human Nutrition) and HN 413 (Science of Food), or their equivalents, are required for full admission. If you do not have the courses or their equivalent, you will be admitted provisionally.
Provisional admission may be granted to applicants who have subject deficiencies in undergraduate preparation as mentioned above or if there is uncertainty in evaluating the transcript. Normally, deficiencies will be made up by enrolling in courses for undergraduate credit. Entering students should have credits in the following:
- College algebra
- Organic chemistry
- A junior/senior level course in human nutrition
- All other prerequisites for human nutrition courses.
Other admission requirements include a minimum GRE score of 295 (verbal plus quantitative, new GRE) or 1,000 (verbal plus quantitative, old GRE), copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, application and statement of objectives. For international students, please check the Graduate School requirements for English proficiency.
Applications are evaluated by the admissions committee. If the minimum requirements for admission are met, applications are reviewed by graduate faculty.
A faculty member must agree to be an applicant’s advisor before a recommendation can be made to the Graduate School that the applicant be admitted. The files of all applicants will be considered for institutional or departmental awards and graduate assistantships.
How to Apply
Apply for the nutrition, dietetics and sensory sciences master's degree through the K-State Graduate School application process.
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