Deadline: February 15. Late applications will not be reviewed.

This program is for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and have or will be receiving a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Verification Statement from an ACEND accredited DPD program. The DPD Verification statement MUST be sent to the Director, Programs in Nutrition prior to the start of the academic program.

Applicants are required to complete a baccalaureate degree and the Graduate Record Exam General Test (institutional code 3087). The TOEFL exam is required for all students whose first language is not English regardless of whether or not they attended/graduated from a US-based college or university. Students receiving degrees from universities outside of the U.S. must provide evaluation of their transcripts from an organization such as WES.

You should apply using the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) national computer matching process (via the DICAS system and through D&D Digital). It is our policy that every student matched to our program will be guaranteed financial aid in the amount of $10,000.

The MS+DI participates in the AND computer match through D&D Digital, 304 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 50010. Telephone: 515-292-0400.

The Boston University Academic Calendar can be found here.

How To Apply

  1. BU Online Application for Graduate Admissions
  2. Online Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS).

Please note the following when applying to our program using DICAS:

  • Official GRE sores must be received by February 15. Enter the Boston University code (3087) when you take the GRE. The scores will be sent directly to our admissions office.
  • The personal statement must be limited to a maximum of 500 words and must answer ONLY the following questions: “What qualities and skills will I bring to my graduate degree studies at Boston University and eventual practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics?  Why do I want to complete a graduate degree program at Boston University?”
  • Recommendation forms should be completed by individuals who are familiar with your academic ability as well as your professional work experience. Note that recommendations are only required for the DICAS application and do not need to be uploaded onto the Sargent College Graduate Application.
  • Once applications are received and reviewed, select candidates may be asked to participate in a brief Skype interview with a nutrition faculty member.

The nutrition faculty review the student’s entire application including essay, grade point average (GPA)/transcripts, Graduate Required Examination (GRE) scores, and letters of recommendation. Based on the merit of the entire application nutrition program faculty determine applicant acceptance.

How to apply for financial assistance.