How to Apply

Application Deadline

The application for January 2025 and Fall 2025 will open in August of 2024.

Application Requirements

In addition to submitting an online application, the following items are required to be considered for admission to the MS in Nutrition (Two Semesters) program:

  • Transcripts – Applicants should send all official transcripts directly to DICAS (not Boston University) by following these instructions. Please note DICAS requires a World Education Services (WES) ICAP course-by-course evaluation for foreign transcripts.
  • Prerequisite Coursework – Please review our prerequisite requirements. Coursework can be in progress when you apply. Coursework can be in progress when you apply but no more than two outstanding courses by the time the program starts. If you have any questions or concerns about your prerequisites, please contact Marijane Staniec at
  • Minimum GPA Requirement – To be considered for admission, applicants must attain a 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA as calculated by DICAS
  • Standardized Test Scores – GRE scores are NOT required to apply. 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 or IELTS scores are required unless you have completed a baccalaureate degree at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English. Our minimum TOEFL score is 100 and our minimum IELTS score is a 7. TOEFL scores should be submitted electronically through ETS to BU using the institutional code 3087. IELTS scores can also be submitted electronically by emailing your TRF number to
  • Letters of Recommendation – Three letters of recommendation are required, preferably from individuals who are familiar with your academic ability (i.e., Professors) and/or professional work experience. Submit contact information for your recommenders in the ‘Recommendations’ tab in the ‘Program Materials’ section of your application. Please note that if you are currently a student at Boston University in a Nutrition program, one of your recommendations should be from someone other than a full-time nutrition faculty member.  We prefer letters of recommendation to be submitted on institution/company letterhead and be signed by your recommender. 
  • Essays – In lieu of a personal statement, several short-answer essay questions are required. Review the ‘Questions’ tab in the ‘Program Materials’ section of your application for further instructions.
  • Application Fee  A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application.
  • Resume/CV – Upload your resume in the ‘Documents’ tab in the ‘Program Materials’ section of your application.
  • Interview – Once applications are received and reviewed, select candidates may be asked to participate in a brief virtual interview with a nutrition faculty member.


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