Admission Requirements: Clinical Nutrition, M.S.

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.85 with satisfactory preparation in science courses.
    • At the discretion of the director, you may be given the opportunity to demonstrate your qualifications for full matriculation if your undergraduate GPA is below the requirement.
      • GPA between 2.50 and 2.84: You may be accepted with conditions and upgraded to full matriculated status if you obtain a 3.0 (B) or higher in the first four graduate courses.
      • GPA of less than 2.5: You 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.
      • If you fall into the above categories, you will not be permitted to continue in the M.S. program for more than two semesters unless you have qualified for fully matriculated status, or there are special extenuating circumstances.
  • GRE scores 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 you do not live in the New York area, the interview can be done by phone.
  • Complete science prerequisites. You may be admitted with conditions and take selected graduate courses concurrently with your science prerequisites. Upon successful completion of the following science prerequisites, you 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.
      • One year of biology is usually a prerequisite for human physiology.
      • Clinical or medical microbiology is recommended.
    • Nutrition Prerequisites
      • Introductory course in Clinical Nutrition Practice. New York Tech offers online the undergraduate course: NTSI 201-F01, Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Practice, during the fall and spring semesters. You may take this course toward the admission requirements, but it does not count as graduate credit.

Transfer Credits

Credits for relevant graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions may be accepted for transfer based on review and evaluation consistent with New York Tech standards. Transfer credit is limited to six credits of graduate work and may not have been used for another degree. Courses for transfer credit must have been completed with a B or better. If you have completed the dietetic internship at New York Tech, you will be credited with approximately 11 graduate credits.

International Students

International students must meet all admission requirements and achieve a 79 on the TOEFL or 6 on the IELTS before consideration for admission. As the Clinical Nutrition program is completely online and can be accessed from your home country, international students in this program do not qualify for visas for study in the United States.

Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.
  • Official GRE scores, if required. NYIT GRE Code: 2561
  • International student requirements: English proficiency and transcript evaluation.
    • 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 a U.S. F-1 visa.


  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.

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  • If you have any questions about admissions or eligibility, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or 516.686.7520.

If you have questions about the program, contact the program director, Dr. Mindy Haar, at or 516.686.3818.

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