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Admission Requirements

1 Admission Requirements

Each student’s prior academic background is evaluated by the UW-Green Bay program director. Students who show exceptional promise but lack the minimal prerequisites may be admitted provisionally. Applicants are not required to take the GRE for admission.

There is rolling admissions until the cohort is full. Applicants wishing to ensure the greatest chance for entry into their desired cohort/admissions year should plan to submit their completed application materials by November 30th.

Minimum admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrated Health program for both tracks requires:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better in:
    • Biology with a lab
    • General Chemistry I with a lab
    • General Chemistry II with a lab
    • Organic Chemistry or Bio-Organic Chemistry with a lab
    • Biochemistry or Nutritional Biochemistry*
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology with a lab
    • General or Introductory Psychology 
    • Human Nutrition*
    • Introductory Statistics 
    • Microbiology with a lab
    • Genetics/Human Genetics*
    • Food Science/Food Chemistry with a lab*

*Upon admission into the master’s program, up to two of these courses may be taken in the first year.

Three Routes to Admission for the RD/RDN track:

  1. UW-Green Bay undergraduates (undergraduates successfully completing the listed prerequisite coursework by their junior year) are eligible to apply for admission to the master’s program for their senior year to complete the 2-year graduate RDN/MS program and earn both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees with eligibility to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam.
  2. Bachelor’s degree graduates with a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement from our or another accredited undergraduate dietetics program.
  3. Bachelor’s degree and completion of required prerequisite coursework.

2 How to Apply

  1. Complete the UW-Green Bay graduate application form and pay the $56 application fee.
  2. Send official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions of higher learning. If you attended less than 9 credits, you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international university for one or fewer semesters. NOTE:If you attended UW-Green Bay, you do not have to send UW-Green Bay transcripts.
    1. Electronic transcripts can be sent to: 
    2. Hard copy transcripts can be mailed to: UW-Green Bay Admissions, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311.
  3. Submit two letters of evaluation or recommendation with at least one letter from an academic reference. Please have each person who is submitting a recommendation on your behalf complete this evaluation form. Each completed evaluation form must come directly from the reference and be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies email, The Office of Graduate Studies will not accept letters submitted by the applicant.
  4. Submit your resume/CV. Please include all work and volunteer experiences. Your resume/CV may be uploaded as part of your application or can be emailed to 
  5. Write a personal statement (Maximum of 1000 words) describing your professional goals, interest in the nutrition field and interest in pursuing a graduate degree. There is space for your statement on your application, but it can also be emailed to  In your personal statement please include the following:
    1. descriptions of experiences (work, volunteer or personal) that have influenced your decision to pursue a career in nutrition/dietetics.
    2. your strengths and areas in need of improvement.

For International Students:

In addition to the application materials listed above, international students will also need to provide the following documentation:

Debra Pearson

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