- M.S. in Nutrition
- Dietetic Internship
- Didactic Program in Dietetics
Competitive applications for acceptance into the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition program meet the following conditions, and target-score values, for which applicants should aim:
- “Target GRE scores: 40%ile (percentile) on Verbal, and 40%ile on Quantitative;
Beginning Aug 1 the test will be scored differently and the target scores will be based on percentile rather than the scale points. For the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition application the percentile target scores for the GRE are 40% in both the Verbal and Quantitative sections on both the original and revised version of the GRE test.”
- Target GPA of 3.0 for Bachelors and/or Meredith MS Nutrition prerequisites;
- Completion of, or current enrollment in, Introductory Nutrition, undergraduate Statistics (within 5 years), and Chemistry I;
- Professional experience – one recommendation form should be provided by a supervisor from an employment or volunteer position; one recommendation form should be provided by an instructor from a nutrition or nutrition-related science course.
- Focused research or practicum interest and program compatibility, clearly evident in essay answers;
- Professional writing skills demonstrated in essays and GRE Writing score.
Many students seeking a Master of Science in Nutrition degree from Meredith College have a concurrent interest in pursuing requirements to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) in preparation for application to a dietetic internship. Acceptance into the MS Nutrition program is not a guarantee of acceptance into a dietetic internship at Meredith College. Please note that the application for the MS Nutrition program should reflect your research and/or practical interests in the field of nutrition and how a Master’s degree in nutrition from Meredith College will contribute to your academic and professional goals independent of any dietetic interests.
International and permanent resident applicants must also submit:
If the original transcripts are not from an Accredited American University, a certified translation into English is required. In addition, a course-by-course evaluation of the applicant’s academic documents compiled by an independent academic credential evaluation provider will be requested for any post-secondary work or Commonwealth advanced level examinations taken outside of the United States. Meredith recommends World Education Services, Inc. (WES) for this service; other independent evaluators may be used with prior approval from Meredith. Applications for these evaluations can be obtained from the Meredith Graduate Office of Admissions, or from the WES website (www.wes.org). WES, like other evaluators, requires a fee from the applicant for processing applications.
Official scores from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) reported directly from ETS.org; or official scores from International English Language Testing System (IELTS) reported directly from IELTS.org. We accept no other English Language tests.
Scores must not be more than one year old, unless the student has been enrolled full-time in an accredited American college or university in the interim. Except in cases where English is their native language, international applicants must submit satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores.
The required minimum total score on the exams are:
- The paper-based TOEFL exam = 550 (with a minimum section score of 50 in all sections)
- The internet-based TOEFL exam = 80 (with a minimum section score of 20 in all sections)
- The comuter-based TOEFL exam = 213
- The IELTS exam = 6.5
International students must also present copies of the following forms to the Graduate Studies Office:
- I-94 card, Arrival/Departure Record
- Alien Registration Number (permanent resident only)
- Financial statement showing resources for a one year period
- Proof of health insurance
Applicants holding F-1 visas must list the school or college they have permission to attend and submit a copy of their current I-20 form. The college will assist them in the preparation of a new I-20 form, if applicable. Admission of an international student who requires an F-1 visa is conditional until the proper visa is obtained. A student must be admitted to the graduate program to receive an I-20.
Once a complete application has been received, the applicant may be contacted to schedule an interview.
April 1 (summer)
July 1 (fall)
November 1 (spring)
Please mail all materials to:
Graduate Studies Office
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298