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Application Deadline:

The MS in Nutrition admits students for the spring, fall, and summer terms.

    • Spring term application deadline is November 15th
    • Fall term application deadline is June 1st

Contact us for application related questions

Applicants must meet one of these requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a dietetic internship, or
  • Accepted into a dietetic internship with a documented start date, or
  • Credentialed as a RD in 2008 or later and completed a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practice

Application Process:

  1. Completed University of Houston Graduate School application.

  2. Official GRE scores sent electronically to institution code 6870 – University of Houston, Main Campus 

    • Typically expected scores are above the 30th percentile on the quantitative and verbal sections with at least a 3.5 on the analytical writing section.

    • GRE scores more than 5 years old are not valid.

    • GRE Waiver: If the applicant graduated with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher, the GRE requirement will be WAIVED and the applicant WILL NOT be required to submit GRE scores.

  3. Official transcripts from all prior institutions attended. Please submit transcripts electronically to

    • Major GPA of at least 3.0

    • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.6 is required to be considered for graduate school at The University of Houston

  4. Completed bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science, food systems management or other health career-related subjects.
  5. Portfolio

  6. Current resume

  7. Personal Statement

  8. Three academic/professional letters of recommendation

    • Your recommenders will be contacted automatically and asked to evaluate you through an online system. They should be encouraged to provide comments and/or upload a signed letter as well.

ALL supporting materials, with the exception of official transcripts, should be uploaded through the online application system.

Official transcripts should be submitted electronically to

Partnerships with Dietetic Internship Programs:

The MS in Nutrition program at UH has partnered with the following dietetic internship programs, if you are an applicant from one of the following programs, please let us know at khaubric@Central.UH.EDU

  • Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship

  • Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship Program

  • Baptist Health System Dietetic Internship