Entrance to the Program

Admission & Application Process

To apply for admission, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree (minimum GPA 3.0) from an accredited college or university and coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and human nutrition.  Students are selected based on academic performance, relevant work experience, letters of recommendation, and civic and/or college activities.

Application Process

Prospective students will apply online to the Graduate College and pay the application fee online. All materials for the application will be submitted in the online application process. 

  • As a result of COVID-19, graduate application fees for new domestic applicants are being waived through fall 2021.

Submission of:

  • Transcripts from each college/university attended and degree granting institution. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.  (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores (desirable applicants have GRE scores: Verbal—150, Quantitative—147, writing 3.5 and GPA 3.53)
  • Students interested in the on-campus MFN degree can indicate their interest in a graduate assistantship (GA) during the online application process. Assistantships are considered based on several factors, and the number of assistantship positions available varies each academic year. 
  • Contact information for three references
  • Resume and personal statement describing your background and professional goals will be required during the online application process
  • Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score

GRE requirement may be waived if applicants meet any of the following criteria:

            1. Already have earned a masters or doctoral degree
            2. Successful completion of the Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) exam
            3. Successful completion of the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam
            4. Successful completion of the Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) exam

  • Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for all applicants to any of the University’s graduate certificate and master’s degree programs through fall 2021