Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics - Admissions Requirements


Do I Qualify?

To be considered for admission, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the following prerequisites with a minimum grade of C (2.00/4.00):
    • Human Physiology
    • General Chemistry with lab
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Biochemistry with lab
    • Macronutrient metabolism
    • Micronutrient metabolism
    • Food preparation with lab
  •  We are currently unable to accept international students in the program.

Additional Requirements

Prior to beginning the program students are required to complete the following items at an additional cost:

  • Required vaccines and immunizations
  • Background check and drug screen, which includes identity verification
  • Health insurance coverage

Additional Requirements

  • Candidates must possess abilities and skills in the following domains: physical, sensory, cognitive, communication, interpersonal and professional.
  • All coursework is completed online, as such all students in the MSNGx program must have access to internet services throughout the program. Technological competency is necessary to succeed in the program. All students are required to be computer literate upon admission to the program. Review these essential skills of online learners to assess your readiness for online learning. Students must have a headset, microphone, and web cam to use for live and recorded video sessions.
  • Students selecting their own supervised experiential learning sites must locate their clinical site and have a letter of commitment prior to acceptance in the program. This may be done after applying to the program. Clinical sites must have a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) as the primary preceptor for the student. If you are a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics you may search the Preceptor Database. Learn more here about experiential learning and to access our Toolkit to Find Supervised Experiential Learning Sites.

International Students

Manchester University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program does not have approval from Homeland Security to accept international students. International students are not eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program at this time.

Non-Discrimination in the Admission Process
The Manchester University Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program is committed to non-discrimination in the admissions process. The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability, physical characteristics, or veteran status in admissions including its admission decisions and scholarships or loan awards.