Application Information

Fall 2022 Applications

We will begin accepting applications for our Fall 2022 class on December 15, 2021. We accept students on a rolling basis until June 15, 2022, or until our Fall 2022 class is full. 

How to Apply

Our application is currently being updated. We will provide a link to our new application on December 15, 2021. Students are admitted on a rolling basis from December 15 to June 15 each year for the upcoming fall. We are a fall-start-only program.

Once you begin an application, you may save and complete it in sections. You will enter the application portal post-submission to check on the status of pending accompanying materials, see the status of your application, and receive your admissions decision.

Please visit our FAQ page for commonly asked application questions.

Application Prerequisites

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. 
    • International students must have their transcripts translated to the US grading system before submission.
    • Students may apply while they are finishing up their undergraduate degree coursework.
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least one semester of each of the following courses: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry.
    • Accompanying laboratories are not required.
    • One semester of biochemistry is recommended, but not required.
  3. International applicants may need a TOEFL or IELTS score.
    • If your native language is English or your undergraduate degree is from an institution where English is the primary language, you are NOT required to take TOEFL or IELTS test.
    • Official scores must be submitted from the testing site.
    • Unofficial score records may be submitted along with your application and used for the initial review.
    • ​TOEFL minimum score requirement, 100.
    • IELTS minimum score requirement, 7.0.
  4. Official graduate-level test scores are strongly recommended, but not required.
    • ​The Institute of Human Nutrition requests that you submit test scores if you have them, but you should not take a test just to apply to our program. The Admissions Committee will reach out to applicants to discuss options if they are unable to make a final admissions decision without test scores. 
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) are regularly accepted.
    • Official GRE and DAT scores can be mailed directly to our offices using school code: 2173 and department code 0214.
    • Official MCAT scores are obtained using your AAMC ID number and a score report verification code provided on your application.
    • Unofficial score records may be submitted along with your application and used for initial review. 

Application Components

You will be asked for the following items while completing our online application.

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
    • Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or the verified third-party transcript service used by the institute.
    • Electronic copies are preferred. Paper copies are accepted.
    • At this time, we are unable to accept paper transcript deliveries from FedEx or UPS. Use USPS for paper transcript deliveries. 
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
    • Students who have received a degree in the past five years are required to provide at least one academic reference from faculty at that institution and are encouraged to provide at least two.
    • Students more than five years away from their most recent degree are encouraged to provide at least one academic reference.
    • The Admissions Committee accepts committee packets that have already been assembled on an applicant’s behalf, even if these packets are intended for medical schools.
  3. The application prerequisite items (listed above).
  4. A personal statement.
  5. A nonrefundable $95 application fee.
    • Submit online along with your completed application.