Effective 2021, SPH is not requiring the GRE for all master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about our decision regarding the GRE.

Admissions Requirements

See SPH admissions requirements

Program-specific Prerequisites

(Note: these requirements are in addition to the general admissions requirements above)

Standard Program

  • One human biology course
  • Two general chemistry courses
  • One organic chemistry course
  • One biochemistry course
  • One social science course
  • One introduction to human nutrition

Note: Exceptions will be considered if general chemistry, organic chemistry and/or biochemistry content is covered in combined courses at your institution. Please contact Student Services in Epidemiology ( to discuss exceptions to the chemistry prerequisites.

Coordinated Master’s program

  • All of the above courses are required, in addition to the following:
  • One microbiology course
  • One human physiology course
  • One introduction to food science course
  • One food systems operations management course

Note: students that have a Verification Statement from an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics have met all of the prerequisites of this program.

Application Deadline

Final Deadline: May 1
Scholarship Deadline: December 1

Coordinated Master’s Program Final Deadline: December 1

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