Admission Requirements: M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition
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Northeast College's Master of Science in applied Clinical Nutrition program draws students of all ages and areas of life who share an interest in whole-food nutrition. In assessing applicants, Northeast seeks individuals who demonstrate the potential to succeed in our rigorous Applied Clinical Nutrition program, as well as a commitment to helping people through a healing profession. Successful candidates exhibit strong communication skills, integrity and professionalism.
Requirements for Admission
Applicants are required to show proof of successfully completing 90 semester hours (136 quarter hours) of college credit, including:
- Nine credits of bioscience course work prior to matriculation, from an accredited, degree-granting institution, with a grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite bioscience course(s).
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired for pre-professional college study.
M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition Program.
All college credit earned via Advanced Placement (AP) courses is acceptable toward meeting the entrance requirements, providing the credit was granted by an accredited degree-granting institution.
Up to 20 semester hours of a candidate's pre-professional requirements can be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and certain other college proficiency examinations.
- These credits must be granted by an accredited degree-granting institution.
- None of the science prerequisites can be satisfied through examination programs.
To be considered for transfer credit:
- Course work to be transferred must have been completed within five years of the transfer date.
- A course must be equivalent in content and credit hours to the Northeast course for which credit is sought.
- The student must have earned a grade of "C" or higher and not have used the course to meet entrance requirements.
- Courses must have been taken at the professional or graduate level.
- Applicants must obtain and complete an application for transfer credit and wait for an evaluation.
An offer of transfer credit, if accepted by the candidate, is not subject to further negotiation after transfer to Northeast.
In consultation with appropriate department heads and faculty, the appropriate academic dean or director may grant transfer credit under exceptional or unusual circumstances that vary from the parameters defined above. Credit will not be given for life experience.
No more than 50 percent of credits may be accepted for transfer.
Northeast welcomes applications from international candidates. International applicants must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens and must also provide:
- Evidence of the ability to read, write, and speak English at a level of mastery sufficient to successfully complete the course of study for the graduate program in applied clinical nutrition.
- A comprehensive evaluation of educational credentials by an appropriate agency such as World Education Services (WES), SpanTran, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Educational Credential Evaluators, etc.
- Certified English translation of educational credentials.
- An ability-to-pay statement.
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The Applied Clinical Nutrition program made me feel so ready to get out in the field.Caitlin Samson