Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - M.S. in Clinical Nutrition

Please note: The Clinical Nutrition program is only accepting applications for the M.S. in Clinical Nutrition. At the present time the department is not accepting applications for the B.S. in Nutrition Science or the Post Baccalaureate Program.
 

Prerequisites for the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

General Prerequisites

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.85 or above with satisfactory preparation in science courses. Students with GPAs of 2.5 or above may be accepted with conditions and upgraded to accepted status if they obtain a B or better in the first four graduate courses.
  • Students with a GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to complete six undergraduate credits with a B or better (courses to be selected by the student’s advisor) to obtain provisional admission.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required for students whose preparation is marginal.
  • An interview may be required. Interviews will be scheduled upon receipt of all supporting documentation. If student does not live in the New York area, the interview can be done by phone.
  • Students must complete the science prerequisites listed below.

Students may be admitted as accepted with conditions and take selected graduate courses concurrently with their science prerequisites. Upon successful completion of the following science prerequisites, students will be upgraded to matriculated status.

Chemistry Prerequisites

  • One semester of inorganic (general) chemistry with laboratory
  • One semester of organic chemistry with laboratory 
  • One semester of biochemistry

Biology/Physiology Prerequisites

  • One semester of human physiology and one semester of human anatomy or two semesters of combined anatomy and physiology.
    • Note: One year of biology is usually a prerequisite for human physiology.
  • Clinical or medical microbiology is recommended.

Nutrition Prerequisites

  • An introductory course in Clinical Nutrition Practice. NYIT offers online the undergraduate course: NTSI 201-F01, Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Practice, during the fall and spring semesters. Students may take this course toward the admission requirements, but it does not count as graduate credit.

Note for International Students

  • Students with degrees from non-U.S. universities must have their transcript evaluated by a service such as WES to document equivalence to U.S. bachelor's degrees.
  • TOFEL scores of at least 79 are required for entrance.
  • As this is an online program, which may be completed in the home country, matriculation in this program does not qualify an international student for an F-1 U.S. Visa.

Time Frame

  • Generally, the Fall semester begins the Wednesday after Labor Day, the Spring semester begins the third week in January, and the Summer semester begins the third week in May. For specific dates, please refer to the NYIT Academic Calendar.
  • The program has a policy of rolling admissions and every effort be made to process your application up to a week before classes start.
  • If paperwork cannot be submitted in time, you may register for classes as a nonmatriculated student  through the second week of the semester. During that semester, you would then submit an application to be matriculated into the program.
 
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