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Dietetics Master of Science (M.S.) in Food Science and Nutrition

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall semester January 15

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Food Science and Nutrition requires applicants to have the following:

  • Hold the credential of Registered Dietitian (RD) or verification from a didactic program in dietetics (DPD). Learn more about becoming a registered dietitian >>
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or international equivalent) on all undergraduate coursework
  • GRE scores are not required

Admission to Colorado State University graduate programs is based on a number of factors, including prior academic and professional experience and the personal statement. Before your application for graduate study is considered, all application materials must be received by the department.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

  • Three letters of recommendation
    Three professional recommendations are required. Your recommenders should comment on your ability to do graduate work. You will provide information about your recommenders in the online application. CSU will contact them with instructions and a link to a secure form they will submit on your behalf.
  • Resume
    Include all professional and non-professional work experience with dates.
  • Statement of purpose
    Include in your statement:
    • Summary of long-term professional or personal goals
    • Statement regarding your educational goals
    • Statement indicating how this education will contribute to your long-term goals
    • List of factors that led you to consider Colorado State for graduate study

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application form and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Select "Food Science & Nutrition MS – Great Plains Interactive Distance Alliance" when choosing the program of study.

4Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from all institutions attended. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary)
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.