Applicants to the Food and Nutrition programs who have
undergraduate prerequisites to complete that are only offered
during the day should apply by February 1 for fall admission
and September 1 for spring admission. Students who apply
late may still begin their studies if seats are available in the day
- 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.
- Applicants are required to possess an overall under graduate quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale including acceptable grades in science courses.
- Courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, and Biostatistics must have been successfully completed within the last five years. Students may inquire about challenge exams.
- Students who wish to fulfill the academic requirements (DPD) for becoming a Registered Dietitian and who have not completed prerequisite courses in their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged to apply. Your advisor will create a plan of study which integrates prerequisite courses and graduate courses once designated prerequisite courses are completed. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in each prerequisite course and an overall average of B.
- Applicants who do not fulfill the QPA requirement but have a minimum quality point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and a satisfactory GRE score 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 or better.
- Applicants must submit official test score reports for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
- 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.
- 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.
Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors including previous college course work; Graduate Record Examination scores; letters of recommendation; and personal statement.
- 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.
- Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.