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MD/MS in Nutrition Dual Degree

Requirements & Application Process

Applicants must apply separately to the College of Medicine and the Graduate School for admission into the College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Nutritional Sciences MS in Nutrition program.

Acceptance into the College of Medicine is required before consideration for admission to the graduate nutrition program. Given that the graduate nutrition program has rolling admission, applicants may apply to the program at several points during the third year of medical school, but not later than August 15th.

The online graduate application can be accessed through the UC Graduate School website. 


Admission Requirements

GRE scores of at least 500 are preferred in both the Quantitative and Verbal areas. A score of 4 or greater on the GRE Writing area is also preferred. The GRE must have been taken within the five-year period preceding admission. Applicants should have completed at least one introductory level course in nutrition. Note that MCAT scores are accepted in place of GRE scores.

Graduation Requirements

Students who enter the MS in Nutrition program must complete the prescribed curriculum and earn a minimum of 48 graduate credit hours with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The curriculum consists of core courses, guided electives and a Master’s thesis.

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