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Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences

Program Code: MS6471

Program Contact: Christine Zachrich (

Admission Requirements/Recommendations

  • Bachelor's degree-required
    • Nutrition or closely related field preferred. Students from other disciplines encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 (3.0 recommended)
  • Coursework
    • Recommend a minimum of 20 quarter hours or 12 semester hours of undergraduate preparation in nutrition or closely related program. Graduate coordinator can recommend specific coursework.
  • Curriculum Vitae-required
  • Three of letters of recommendations-required
  • Personal statement-required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)-required
    • There are no minimum scores for the GRE. It is only one of several criteria used for admission
  • English Language Testing required for non-native speakers of English
    • To be considered official, test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to Ohio University.

For Unconditional Admission with Eligibility for Funding

  • iBT - 80 Composite, all Section Scores of 17
  • IELTS - 6.5 Composite, all Bands 6.5
  • Paper TOEFL - 550 Total, Composition 5, all other Section Scores 52

For Unconditional Admission without Funding Eligibility

  • iBT - 70 Composite, Writing 17, all other Section Scores of 15
  • IELTS - 6.0 Composite, all Bands 6.0
  • Paper TOEFL - 525 Total, Composition 4, all other Section Scores 50

You are responsible for reading and understanding the admission policies and procedures in the Graduate Catalog.

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