Students who seek admission to the program should have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and have completed the undergraduate courses (or equivalent courses, as determined by the Graduate Program Director) listed in the undergraduate prerequisites section below. Students are admitted to the program on a competitive basis.

  • General Chemistry (Chemistry 121)
  • Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 220A, 220L or Chemistry 341, 342, 345)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (Biology 223, 224)
  • Microbiology (Biology 251)
  • Algebra & Trigonometry (Math 128)
  • Principles of Nutrition (Nutrition 223)
  • Biochemistry (Biochemistry 400)
  • Advanced Nutrition (Nutrition 452)

Prospective students should apply online to the Graduate School.

Please note that all students must apply directly to the University's Graduate School. Applications should include the following:

  • A statement of purpose indicating career goals and research interests.
  • TOEFL results.
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended.
  • Three letters of reference.

Who do I contact for more information?

Brad Ferguson, Program Director

Contact Brad Ferguson