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Admission Procedures

Nutrition Program Admission Procedures and Requirements

  • Satisfy the admission requirements for Oregon State University: See: Graduate Admissions - Minimum Academic Requirements
  • Successfully complete degree requirements. Students applying to the Nutrition Graduate Program are required to have a B.S or M.S. in the biological sciences or a DVM, M.D., D.O. A minimal proficiency in: anatomy & physiology, biology, general chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab is required for admission to the Nutrition Graduate Program.
  • Successfully complete minimal competency courses: The M.S. and Ph.D. options have additional highly recommended courses for admission (see “Minimal competency courses”). These courses, however, are not required for admission. If the student has not achieved these latter minimal competencies, appropriate courses will be added to the student’s Program of Study.
  • Take the Graduate Records Exam (GRE). Students are required to take the Graduate Records Exams (GRE): Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical. A subject test is not required. The GRE results are part of the application to the program. The NGP requires a minimum score of 50th-percentile in each section. The GRE must be no more than 2 years old at the time of registration.
  • International Students: The University requires international students to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL test measures English language skills in reading, listening, and writing. The OSU Graduate School requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), or 80 total score with all sub-scores 18 or above (Internet-based Test [iBT]) for regular admission. The Nutrition Graduate Program accepts these minimum scores. The TOEFL score must be no more than two years old at the time of the student’s first term of registration.
  • Submit all application materials to the SOPHAS website to be ensured consideration for the following Fall term. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Supplemental OSU application (with fee).
    • The supplemental application is emailed to applicant after SOPHAS application is submitted.


How to apply for Departmental and/or College Fellowships

All Nutrition Graduate Program applicants are encouraged to apply for Fellowships. For detailed descriptions of available fellowships, application deadlines etc., please visit CPHHS Graduate scholarship.


How to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

All applicants who are admitted to the graduate program are considered for an assistantship. Teaching assistantships are awarded by the School, while research assistantships are determined by individual faculty members who have research grant funding.