Graduate Study


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Admissions Timeline

The upcoming admissions cycle will be for autumn 2024 enrollment and will open September 2023.

View the Admissions timeline and deadline policy for the 2023 process. Updates for the 2024 process will happen by summer 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants to an NSP graduate program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree* or higher in any discipline
  • Prerequisite Coursework
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • English language proficiency requirements (non-native English speakers)
  • GCPD requirements (if applying to the GCPD)

* In order to be eligible to apply for autumn quarter, applicants must have earned their bachelor’s degree by the end of that summer. Applicants do not need to have earned their bachelor’s degree prior to applying for the program.

Review the Eligibility Requirement page for details and additional information

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements

The following courses must be completed prior to beginning either the MPH or MS program:

  • Nutrition
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry (2 quarters or 1 semester)
  • Physiology

Applicants to the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) must also complete the following coursework:

  • Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • Food Science (with lab)
  • Management of Nutrition Services

View the Prerequisite Guidelines and Example Coursework.

Application and Materials

The MPH and MS applications use different processes. Follow the applicable link below for information and instructions about the requirements for each. Within each application, applicants will have the opportunity to complete the optional GCPD (RDN training program) application.

Note: We are only accepting applications to our PhD program from students currently enrolled in our master’s programs. Suspending admissions to outside applicants allows us the opportunity to review and revise our curriculum and improve student opportunities. We anticipate relaunching the program in 2025 for enrollment in autumn 2026.