Program Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission CP are consistent with those of the Howard University Graduate School. Prospective students considering admission to the Department of Nutritional Sciences are encouraged to submit an application to the Howard University Graduate School. For admission details please visit:

Successful applicants must meet the following requirements;

  •  Online GradCas Application
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with A GPA of at least 3.0/4.0;
  • Minimum of B in prerequisite undergraduate courses
  • Evidence of volunteer opportunities (minimum of 80 hours) in the area of community, hospital/nursing homes and food service programs, or complete at least two summers of volunteer experience during their tenure in the program. Applicants with prior work experience in either of these areas who wish to be considered for a waiver of these hours may submit a formal request to the CP Director.
  • A Statement of Personal Interest stating goals and reasons for interest in dietetics
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Autobiographical statement
  • Participate in an interview with the CP Admissions Committee

Transfer Students 

Students who hold a degree or wish to transfer credits from a US accredited college or university into the program must apply as transfer students. Transfer credits will be assessed by the Program Director or designated academic advisor. Transfer students will follow all applicable admission procedures related to Howard University and the CP. 

International Students 

International students desirous of admission to the CP must obtain academic evaluation by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. This is required from all international students who have studied outside of the United States. Detailed admission requirements for international students can be found here: