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Admission Requirements


For the Specialization in Nutrition Education Specialist:

  1. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit an official transcript. Bachelor’s degree in related field includes: food and nutrition, hospitality, education (physical, health, consumer sciences, biology), and nursing. Students with other degrees will be reviewed in the application process. Course work must cover the following areas:
    • Basic nutrition or NUED 910
    • Biostatistics (preferred) or statistics in the last 5 years
  2. Applicants are required to possess an overall quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale including acceptable grades in science courses.
  3. All prerequisite courses must be completed.
  4. Applicants who do not fulfill the QPA requirement but have a minimum quality point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale will be considered for admission after they complete two prerequisite courses at Framingham State University. These courses must have prior approval and must be completed with a grade of B (3.00) or better.
  5. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and/or colleagues, submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  6. Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans.
  7. Minimum of one year professional experience.

Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors including previous college coursework; letters of recommendation; and personal statement.

For the Specialization in School Nutrition Specialist:

  1. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student. Accepted Bachelor’s degrees in related fields include food and nutrition, hospitality, business, and health education with coursework covering the following areas:
    • Basic nutrition (course must be within last five years) or NUED 910
    • Foodservice systems
    • Management
    • Basic financial and cost accounting
    • Biostatistics (preferred) or statistics before taking NUED 911 Research Methods in Nutrition Education
  2. Applicants are required to possess an overall quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale including acceptable grades in science courses.
  3. All prerequisite courses must be completed.
  4. Applicants who do not fulfill the QPA requirement but have a minimum quality point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale will be considered for admission after they complete two prerequisite courses at Framingham State University. These courses must have prior approval and must be completed with a grade of B (3.00) or better.
  5. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and/or colleagues, submitted with the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  6. Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans.
  7. Personal or phone interview required.

Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors including previous college coursework; letters of recommendation; and personal statement.

Due date:
Applications for the Master of Education with a concentration in Nutrition Education are accepted on a rolling basis. Although the University accepts on a rolling basis, courses are not offered every semester.

Students applying for the School Nutrition Specialist concentration must apply by June 1st of the preceding academic year to start the internship in the fall.  Students admitted after June 1st may still begin their studies in the fall in the other required master degree courses. 

Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors including previous college course work, letters of recommendation, and personal statement.

Application materials such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and copies of teaching licenses should be mailed directly to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Framingham State University
Dwight Hall, Room 209
100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Notes:

  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220