Application Process

All programs begin Fall semester and the application deadline for matriculation is February 15th.

Available Graduate Studies in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

  • Integrative Physiology Emphasis in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (MS)
  • Nutrition (Coordinated MS in Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (PhD) (new for 2016)
  • Nutrition Emphasis in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (MS)

Note: Prospective students interested in the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential are to apply for the Coordinated MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Applications are submitted online using the ApplyYourself system. The following required supporting documentation must be included in your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three, academic recommendation letters directly submitted through ApplyYourself
    • Submitting recommendations using the online system is strongly preferred.
      • If recommenders are unable to submit online, use the Recommendation Form under Downloadable Forms in ApplyYourself.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (School code: 4853 Dept code: 0214), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) may also be substituted for the GRE.
  • Comment section
    • List all prerequisite courses completed prior to the beginning of the program
    • The area you are interested in studying (e.g., Nutrition Research & Education, Sports Nutrition etc.)
  • Test of Spoken English (TSE) for those whose native language is not English

Click here to access ApplyYourself.

  • All prerequisite courses completed prior to the beginning of the program
  • The area of study you are interested in (e.g., Nutrition Research & Education, Sports Nutrition etc.)

Statement of Purpose

A 500 word statement describing your motivation for applying to one of our programs, and if applicable becoming a registered dietitian. Include relevant experience, autobiographical information pertinent to past growth or future potential and a supporting statement of how the degree will help you achieve your professional goals.

Optional Items

The following items are not required, however may be uploaded to the Post Submission section of your application in ApplyYourself.

  • Writing sample
  • Designation of Faculty member

If you choose to complete these optional items, please notify the department via email at nutrition@health.utah.edu after you have uploaded the document(s).

Notification Date

The selection committee meets in March. You can expect to be notified of acceptance/non-acceptance by April 5th.

Scholarship Process

Scholarship applications are due by February 15th even though your acceptance has not yet been determined. Review the available scholarships.

Graduate Admissions Information

The Office of Admissions has additional information regarding the graduate application process, click here to review their webpage.