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Coordinated Program + MS in Health Promotion Sciences Admissions

The Master's-level Dietetics Coordinated Program is a competitive program open to students who have completed a didactic program in dietetics.

Graduates of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

The CP MS program for DPD graduates participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and in computer matching through D&D Digital. We typically accept approximately 10 Master's-level Coordinated Program students per year. Your DPD coursework will meet the prerequisites for program admission, but you will also need to be admitted into the Master's program. Admissions criteria include:

  • 3.0+ cumulative undergraduate GPA (or 3.0+ GPA for your final two years of undergraduate work)
  • TOEFL test scores if you are a non-native English speaker
  • Strong academic record in the sciences
  • Strong background in research
  • Match with graduate faculty research interests

Note: No GRE scores are required for admission to the Coordinated Program + MS in Health Promotion Sciences. Although graduate assistantships are not typically available, there is a possibility of an educational stipend of approximately $2,500 in the second year of the program.

Applicants who hold a non-DPD Bachelor's degree

You will be required to apply both to the Coordinated Program and to the Master's program. Please plan to review your undergraduate coursework with the Program Director prior to submitting your application. This will help ensure that you have met all prerequisites and that the program is an appropriate fit for your professional and academic goals. In general, prerequisites include (UConn course numbers in parenthesis, consult the undergraduate catalog for reference):

  • Earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (NUSC 1165)
  • Food, Culture, and Society (NUSC 1167)
  • Nutrition and Human Development (NUSC 2200)
  • General Biology I (BIOL 1107)
  • General Chemistry - two semesters with lab (CHEM 1124Q & 1125Q - or - CHEM 1127Q & 1128Q)
  • Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2241 - or - CHEM 2443 & CHEM 2444)
  • Biochemistry (MCB 2000)
  • Microbiology (MCB 2610)
  • Anatomy & Physiology - 8 credits with lab (PNB 2264 & PNB 2265)
  • Management for the Health Professional (AH 4244)
  • English Composition (ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011)
  • One course in Sociology or Psychology
  • Statistics (STAT 1000QC or 1100QC)

Additionally, some of the following must be completed:

  • Community Nutrition (NUSC 3230)
  • Food Composition & Methods of Preparation and Laboratory (NUSC 3233 & NUSC 3234)
  • Food Service Systems Management I (NUSC 3272)

Other admissions criteria include:

  • 3.0+ cumulative undergraduate GPA (or 3.0+ GPA for your final two years of undergraduate work)
  • TOEFL test scores if you are a non-native English speaker
  • Strong academic record in the sciences
  • Strong background in research
  • Match with graduate faculty research interests

Note: No GRE scores are required for admission to the Coordinated Program + MS in Health Promotion Sciences. Although graduate assistantships are not typically available, there is a possibility of an educational stipend of approximately $2,500 in the second year of the program.