How do I apply to the online Personalized Nutrition degree?

To apply for admission to the Personalized Nutrition Master's degree program, complete the application process which begins at the link below. We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2023 semester. The application deadline is March 24, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Begin Your Application

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • College-level biochemistry or equivalent (e.g., Nutritional Biochemistry or Medical Biochemistry. General Biology or General Chemistry courses are not considered equivalents).
  • Recommended Course Preparation: College-level physiology and nutrition

Application Instructions

Applications will be evaluated upon receipt of all required documentation:

  • A personal statement from the applicant addressing his/her reasons for applying and his/her plans for the future (uploaded).
    • Note: If you are currently enrolled in a biochemistry course and it is still in progress at the time of applying to the program, please note this in your personal statement.
  • Current resume or CV (uploaded).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation are required. Recommendations from academic (e.g., former professors or advisors) and professional settings (when relevant, e.g., supervisors or other colleagues) are appropriate. Letters should mention how long they’ve known the student (you) and in what capacity, and importantly, speak of your potential for success in our MSPN graduate program, e.g., describe positive traits of the candidate in the context of the scientific field/graduate program and provide examples.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate coursework (uploaded).
    • Please ensure that your transcripts reflect your previous coursework and grade earned in biochemistry.
    • If you are currently taking a biochemistry course that is in progress at the time of applying, please provide a transcript that demonstrates that the course is in progress.
    • Transcripts reflecting a completed biochemistry course and grade earned must be provided for admission decisions to be made.
  • Official college transcript(s) mailed to The Graduate School (see address below). Please note that official transcripts from student's previous educational experience at UConn are not required.
  • Successful candidates meet the required 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • If you use the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), you must have a minimum overall score of 550 for the paper-based test or 79 for the internet-based test. GREs are not required.
  • When completing the online application form, under Intended Program, please select:
    • Level of Study: Masters
    • Academic Areas: Agriculture
    • Program: Personalized Nutrition MS
    • Campus: Storrs
  • Residence Affidavit is not required.
  • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) on the application are required fields.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee.
  • After you apply, are admitted, and accept an offer of admission, please send The Graduate School your Official Transcript(s) in one envelope to the address listed below. Or, if your school(s) offer an electronic transcript service email them to
    University of Connecticut
    Whetten Graduate Center
    The Graduate School
    438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
    Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Applications are evaluated as soon as the student’s file is complete.

If you have any questions on how to use the online application system, please contact The Graduate School at 860-486-3617.

International Students: This program is a part-time and online program. Pursuant to U.S. immigration regulations, the University of Connecticut may not sponsor F-1 and J-1 visas for the purpose of coming to the U.S. for enrollment in this program. International students may enroll in this program if they are currently in the U.S. in another visa status that permits foreign nationals to engage in school enrollment while meeting their primary visa objective, or if they complete the program from their home country.