Prospective Students (MS)


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.9 on undergraduate coursework and a 3.0 on all graduate work.
  3. For international applicants, a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which has a maximum score of 667; score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL (maximum 300), or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL. The minimum International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score is a 6.5. All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English.
  4. Admission for the M.S. in the Division of Nutritional Sciences with Clinical Nutrition Emphasis is limited to those with a B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition.

All those interested in graduate study in the Division of Nutritional Sciences  must 

Required application fees 

Please note that the application cannot be submitted without paying this fee.


The following information must be submitted to the Graduate School application :

  1. Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. The Graduate School requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a 3.00 on all graduate work.
  2. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all applicants whose native language is not English.
    a. TOEFL scores should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institutional Code for the TOEFL for the UK Graduate School is R1837.
    b. IELTS scores should be sent directly from the International English Language Testing Service, specifying the University of Kentucky Graduate School, Lexington KY as the recipient institution. 
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. A brief essay, no longer than two single-spaced pages, describing long-term career goals and how the M.S. Program in the Division of Nutritional Sciences would advance these goals.
  5. Three letters of recommendation.

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July 15December 1
InternationalFebruary 1stAugust 15


For further information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies for the Division of Nutritional Sciences.