Competitive applications for acceptance into the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition program meet the following conditions: 

Note: Application must indicate the track for which you are applying:  Didactic Program in Dietetics (MS/DPD) Track or Accelerated Community Track

  • On-line Application or paper application must be completed and non-refundable $60 application fee. Online payment is available upon application submission.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in sealed envelopes with 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 electronic 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 available for prospective students meeting specific criteria.
  • Statement of work experience (resume or C.V.)
  • Responses to essay questions.
  • Once complete application has been received, the applicant may be contacted to schedule an interview.


Didactic Program in Dietetics (MS/DPD) Track

Competitive applications for acceptance into the Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics Track, meet the following conditions, and target-score values, for which applications should aim:

  • Target GRE scores equal to or greater than 40%tile for Verbal and 40%tile for Quantitative; and a writing score of 3.5 or greater.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.3/4.0 for all courses listed as required prerequisites for admission to this track.
  • 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, Principles of Food and laboratory, Introductory Nutrition, Introductory Psychology, and Introductory Statistics.
  • Professional writing skills demonstrated in essays and GRE Writing score.

Note: Acceptance into the MS Nutrition program Dietetics Track is not a guarantee of acceptance into a dietetic internship program.

International and permanent resident applicants must also submit the following:

If the original transcripts are not from an Accredited American University, a certified translation into English is required. In addition, a course-by-course evaluation of the applicant’s academic documents compiled by an independent academic credential evaluation provider will be requested for any post-secondary work or Commonwealth advanced level examinations taken outside of the United States. Meredith recommends World Education Services, Inc. (WES) for this service; other independent evaluators may be used with prior approval from Meredith. Applications for these evaluations can be obtained from the Meredith Graduate Office of Admissions, or from the evaluators’ website.  WES, and other evaluators, requires a fee from the applicant for processing applications.
Official scores from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) reported directly from; or official scores from International English Language Testing System (IELTS) reported directly from We accept no other English Language tests.
Scores must not be more than one year old, unless the student has been enrolled full-time in an accredited American college or university in the interim. Except in cases where English is their native language, international applicants must submit satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores.

The required minimum total score on the exams are:

  • The paper-based TOEFL exam = 550 (with a minimum section score of 50 in all sections)
  • The internet-based TOEFL exam = 80 (with a minimum section score of 20 in all sections)
  • The computer-based TOEFL exam = 213
  • The IELTS exam = 6.5

International students must also present copies of the following forms to the Graduate Studies Office:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-94 card, Arrival/Departure Record
  • I-20
  • Alien Registration Number (permanent resident only)
  • Financial statement showing resources for a one year period
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Applicants holding F-1 visas must list the school or college they have permission to attend and submit a copy of their current I-20 form. The college will assist them in the preparation of a new I-20 form, if applicable. Admission of an international student who requires an F-1 visa is conditional until the proper visa is obtained. A student must be admitted to the graduate program to receive an I-20.

Once a complete application has been received, the applicant may be contacted to schedule an interview.

Application Deadlines:

April 1 (summer)
Jun 1 (fall)
November 1 (spring)

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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