Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
Personal statement, transcripts, and references will be uploaded to your Augusta University application from your DICAS application.
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work attempted.
The GPA of competitive applicants tends to be higher.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.
Transcripts submitted through DICAS will be uploaded to your application. If you are matched to our program official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts
and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from
one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Educational Credential
Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., or World Education Services
(WES). Course-by-course transcript evaluations may also be accepted from a current
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, or NACES, member on a case-by-case
basis. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents
or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Specific Ordering Instructions for ECE, Silny and WES
Letters of Recommendation (3)
Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected. Letters of recommendation submitted through DICAS will be uploaded to your application.
Standardized Test Requirements
None are required for this program.
English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
English Proficiency Exam Waiver Criteria: An English proficiency exam will be waived for applicants to graduate programs who:
Please visit the International Student webpage for more information.
Undergraduate Coursework Requirements
Undergraduate coursework must include anatomy and physiology, microbiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, statistics, sociology/psychology/anthropology related course and at least 24 hours of nutrition focused courses (to include micro and macronutrients/advanced nutrition/nutritional biochemistry, medical nutrition therapy/clinical nutrition and nutrition counseling).
Applicant must meet requirements to receive a verification statement from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics accredited Didactic program in Dietetics prior to enrollment.
Please note, for applicants who are offered admission to this program, final admittance is conditional upon a satisfactory criminal background check (CBC) and drug screen which must be completed (as instructed) and received (at least three weeks prior to the first day of the entering semester) with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards. Instructions to order the CBC and drug screen will be provided in your applicant portal upon acceptance. Visit Next Steps for Admitted Students for additional information regarding the Applicant Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen requirement.