Application deadline is listed on the Graduate Student Admissions page.

Admission requirements for entering students

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. The M.S. and Ph.D. options have additional highly recommended courses for admission (see “Minimal competency courses” for M.S. and Ph.D). 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.


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 subscores 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. Please refer to the OSU Graduate School's information for International Students for complete details