Competitive applications for acceptance into the Meredith College MS-ADNT program meet the following conditions:

Note: The application must indicate the track for which you are applying: Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Track (MS-ADNT).

  • Online Application must be completed and a non-refundable $60 application fee submitted. Online payment is available upon application submission.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in sealed envelopes with the institution’s seal over the flap
  • Two completed recommendations from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s professional work or ability. At least one recommendation from an academic source, as well as one professional recommendation, should be provided by a supervisor from an employment or volunteer position. The recommendation forms are digital via the online application. The form will be sent directly to the Recommender entered on the application.
  • Official report of scores of the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®), mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service. GRE waiver is available for prospective students meeting specific criteria.
  • Statement of work experience (resume or C.V.)
  • Responses to essay questions
  • Once the completed application has been received, the applicant may be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 for all courses listed as required prerequisites for admission to this track.

Required Prerequisites

Completion of, or current enrollment in

  • General Biology and Laboratory
  • Anatomy & Physiology and laboratory
  • Microbiology and laboratory
  • General Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Principles of Foods and Laboratory (or equivalent)

Per college policies, students are not allowed to transfer from the MS/DPD program to the MS-ADNT program. Students are only permitted to apply to the program they wish to attend and not transfer between programs.

The MS-ADNT program will not assess prior learning as credit or experience.

Financial Aid

Private loans and/or scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and state and local dietetic associations are available.

Applicants may be eligible for federal financial aid and loan deferment. To contact the Meredith College Office of Financial Assistance, please call (919)760-8565 or email For additional information about scholarships, grants, and loans, please visit the Financial Assistance website.

Distance Education Requirements

The technology requirements for the distance education portions of the MS-ADNT program include

  • A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
  • Students must be proficient in typing, and in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Suite Applications.
  • Speakers/headphones/earbuds for listening to audio or videos presented in courses.
  • Students must have access to a stable internet connection.

Application Deadline:
Applications for the MS-ADNT program will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis starting January 1, 2024 for students interested in Fall 2024 admission.  Applications will continue being reviewed until the class is full.  

If mailing materials, send to:

Graduate Studies Office
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

Thank you for your Interest!

Contact Tracy Smith to schedule a visit or attend an information session.

Tracy Smith

(919) 760-8735


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