How to Apply
The 2022-2023 Boston University application cycle is open. All application materials must be submitted by January 15, 2023 to be considered for the Fall 2023 cohort. Please apply online using the Boston University Application.*
*Note: If you experience technical issues with the online application, contact Application Support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 857-304-2001, or via online chat through the Applicant Help Center. For all other questions about the program or application requirements, contact us at email@example.com, and include your full name, the name of the program you are applying to, and your application ID number (located at the top of your online application).
In addition to submitting an online application, the following items are required to be considered for admission to the DPD/MS+DI program:
Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts by uploading them within the ‘Academic History’ section of the application. Applicants receiving a degree from a college or university located outside of the United States must also submit a formal course-by-course evaluation of all non-US transcripts from a third-party verification organization such as World Education Services (WES) directly to Sargent College.
If you are admitted to the program and choose to enroll, you will then be asked to submit official copies of all transcripts prior to matriculation. All enrolled students must complete a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution prior to matriculation.
Please review our prerequisite requirements. Coursework can be in progress when you apply but must be completed prior to matriculation.
Standardized Test Scores
GRE scores are not required to apply to the program. Any GRE scores received by the program will not be considered by the admissions committee.
For international students whose first language is not English, official TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic scores are required unless you have completed a baccalaureate degree at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English. TOEFL iBT scores should be submitted electronically through ETS to BU using the institutional code 3087. IELTS Academic scores should be requested from IELTS to be released to Boston University Graduate Programs.
The minimum TOEFL iBT score for this program is 100, and the minimum IELTS Academic score is 7.
Letters of Recommendation
Three (3) letters of recommendation are required and should be completed by individuals who are familiar with your academic ability (i.e. professors) and/or professional work experience. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the application system.
If you are currently a dietetics student at Boston University, in the Programs of Nutrition, one of your recommendations should be from someone other than a full time nutrition faculty member.
In lieu of a personal statement, applicants are required to answer three short-answer essay questions. Each essay should be limited to 1500 characters (or approximately 250 words).
- Sometimes even with the best of planning, situations do not go as we had planned. Describe how you responded to a situation that didn’t go as you had expected. What lessons did you learn about yourself from this experience?
- Please describe your short- and long-term goals following completion of the Boston University MS+DI program.
- Given your life experience and/or self-identified areas for continued growth, how will Boston University’s MS+DI help you to develop as a professional in a diverse world?
A non-refundable application fee of $95 is required. Applicants will be prompted to pay by credit card prior to submitting the application.
Once applications are received and reviewed, selected candidates may be asked to participate in a brief virtual interview with a nutrition faculty member.
For more information regarding state licensing requirements, please visit the State Authorization & Distance Education website.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.