Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Application Requirements

If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree at the time of application but expect to have it completed by the start of the program must complete the Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Requirements Form. This form will need a signature from an advisor or a school official.  Upload to the IU Graduate CAS application.

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • We calculate cumulative GPA on courses with grades that are recorded on official university/college transcripts.

The outstanding prerequisite must be completed before the program start date in August.  Record all prerequisite coursework on the Prerequisite Course Completion Form and submit through the IU Graduate CAS application.

Provide a copy of your license or a completed Prerequisite Course Competition Form via the IU Graduate CAS application.

Only recommendations submitted electronically via the IU Graduate CAS application will be reviewed.

Submitted via the IU Graduate CAS application.

The IU Graduate CAS application must be completed by the Application Deadline of June 1st.

Prerequisite Courses Information

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program requires a series of prerequisite classes to prepare you for the program’s coursework. Prerequisite coursework must be at a level for science majors and be completed with a with a
minimum grade in each course of B- or 80%.


As a part of your application, you must fill out a Prerequisite Course Completion Form.  Please see additional information on how to fill out this form.

  • Human Anatomy- 1 semester with lab
  • Human Physiology- 1 semester, lab preferred
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry- 1 semester, lab preferred
  • Microbiology- 1 semester with lab
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics- must include descriptive and inferential
  • Nutrition course- 300 level or above with a science prerequisite

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  • Completion of all or no more than one (1) prerequisite course outstanding by the application deadline and must be completed prior to the start of the program in August.
  • An official course description or course syllabus may be requested to approve some courses.
  • For combined Human Anatomy & Physiology classes, a full academic year curriculum with lab is required.
  • This form must be uploaded to the IU Graduate CAS application and submitted by the application deadline.

Are you ready to apply?

All items are due by the June 1st deadline for a fall start.

  1. Apply to using the IU Graduate CAS application and pay the $70 application fee.
  1.  Prerequisite Course Completion Form: Download, enter information, save the document, then submit as a document upload in IU Graduate CAS application
  2. If you have not completed your bachelor’s degree you will need to complete a Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Requirements Form and submit with the IU Graduate CAS application

Questions about the N&D programs?