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Graduate Admission Requirements

empty classroomStudents will indicate an academic area of specialization of either Nutrition or Exercise Physiology for their course work. The PhD program is separate for each respective area of study.

Applications to our graduate programs should be submitted by December 30th. While applications received after that date will still be considered, they will not be eligible for all fellowships. Admission at the beginning of spring semester is possible, but assistantship support is more readily available for fall semester admission.

To apply online. All applications must be prepared and submitted online via the University of Missouri Graduate School.

Application Instructions »

Nutrition:

Entering students are expected to have undergraduate training (lecture and laboratory courses) in general and organic chemistry and biology, a two-semester course in biochemistry and an upper-level human nutrition course.

Exercise Physiology:

Entering MS students are expected to have undergraduate training in biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, and exercise physiology. It is also advantageous to have nutrition, biochemistry and organic chemistry, but not required.

PhD:

Entering PhD students should have a completed master's, ideally with a thesis. Having biochemistry, organic chemistry and nutrition would be ideal.

Exercise and Physiology Program Applicants must have a 3.00 undergraduate GPA, a 3.5 graduate GPA and competitive GRE scores to be admitted unconditionally. Students should have completed the following classes: biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology. Ideally classes in biochemistry, organic chemistry and basic nutrition should be completed. Students applying for the MS-Exercise Physiology please indicate in your personsal statement if you are interested in the thesis option or the internship option. TOEFL scores are required from international applicants. Applications are reviewed in early January. Applications that come in after the deadline we may consider depending on the size of the applicant pool that year.

Nutritional Sciences Program Applicants must have an average of B or better in science courses (chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry, mathematics, etc.) taken at an accredited institution and must provide GRE scores. TOEFL scores are required from international applicants.

Application deadline for Fall admission: December 30th.

Application Instructions »

  • Internet-based test (iBT): 100
  • Paper-based test (PBT): 600
When did you take the GRE? Verbal Quantitative Analytical
Prior to Aug. 1, 2011 500 500 3.5
On or after Aug. 1, 2011 150 150  

3.0 in science and math classes.

Tammy Conrad
Academic Advisor
201 Gwynn Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-1144
conradt@missouri.edu