Master of Science In Allied Health With a Concentration in Nutrition
MS In Allied Health With A Concentration In Nutrition
- 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.
MS in Allied Health - Nutrition Admission Requirements
(Fall 2020 Entry Term)
GPAA minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The GPA of competitive applicants tends to be higher.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 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). 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. Visit the nutrition website for MS-DI additional information.
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. Electronic transcripts should
be directed to email@example.com.
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: Josef Silny & Associates,
Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).
Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial
transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
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.
Letters of Recommendation
Standardized Test RequirementsA minimum GRE score of 290 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative scores) is required. All GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code. Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years of the date of application. Provisional acceptance may be awarded for highly qualified applicants with a GRE score less than the minimal requirements.
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)
A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 707), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.
Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. All expenses associated with the criminal background check are the responsibility of the conditionally accepted student. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.
Additional Links: Fair Credit Reporting Act and Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.