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

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall semester February 1

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 every institution attended, whether or not you received a degree from those institutions. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Official transcripts can either be mailed in or sent as e-transcripts.

Send e-transcripts to: gradadmissions@colostate.edu

Send paper copies to:
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.

International Applicants Only

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

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