Graduate Study


Application Timeline for Autumn 2023 Enrollment

  • September 1, 2022: Projected open date for UW Graduate School and SOPHAS applications
  • December 1, 2022: Application deadline
    • UW Graduate School application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT
    • SOPHAS application must be submitted by 8:59 p.m. PT (11:59 p.m. ET)
    • See below for full deadline policy
  • Early-mid January 2023: Select applicants will be notified that they have been chosen to participate for an interview. 
  • Mid-late January 2023: Interviews will be conducted via phone with members of the admission committee
  • Mid-February 2023: All decisions (admit, wait list, deny) will be conveyed via email. 
  • Early March 2023: Visit events for admitted students occur on the UW campus in Seattle.
  • April 15, 2023: Reply deadline for initial round of offers.
    • Note: Applicants admitted to the GCPD may have a different reply deadline.
  • September 27, 2023: First day of Autumn quarter

2022-2023 UW Academic Calendar Summary

Deadline Policy

The application deadline for autumn 2023 entry is December 1, 2022. The UW Graduate School application deadline is at 11:59 p.m. PT and the SOPHAS application deadline is 8:59 p.m. PT (11:59 p.m. ET).

  • Master of Science applicants must submit a UW Graduate School application.
  • Master of Public Health applicants must submit both a UW Graduate School application and a SOPHAS application.

For guaranteed consideration, the application and all affiliated materials must be submitted by the deadline. The application portals will close at the times listed. Materials not directly submitted by the applicant (recommendations and official test scores) can arrive after the deadline and will be date-stamped.

Review and/or consideration of incomplete applications or late materials is at the discretion of the NSP admissions committee. If application materials are missing due to circumstances beyond the applicant’s control, the committee will take that into consideration and make its judgment based on the information available.

Review Process

Applications for graduate study in Nutritional Sciences, whether combined with the RDN training program or not, are reviewed holistically and assessed by a faculty admissions committee. The committee considers each applicant’s academic record, academic skills, relevant professional work and/or volunteer experience, overcoming adversity or disadvantage in achieving educational goals, and motivation and fit with Nutritional Sciences.

Admission to the Nutritional Sciences Program and the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (RDN training) is competitive.