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We welcome applicants of all abilities/disabilities, religions, marital statuses, familial statuses, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, genetic information, and gender identities and expressions.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses for a letter grade:                                               

  • Foundations of Biology 1, BIOSC 0150, 3 credits
  • Foundations of Biology 2, BIOSC 0160, 3 credits
  • Biology Lab: BIOSC 0057 or BIOSC 0058, 1 credit
  • Introduction to Microbiology, BIOSC 1850, 3 credits*
  • General Chemistry 1 with Lab, CHEM 0110, 4 credits
  • General Chemistry 2 with Lab, CHEM 0120, 4 credits
  • Organic Chemistry 1, CHEM 0310, 3 credits**
  • Organic Chemistry 2, CHEM 0320, 3 credits**
  • English Composition, ENGCMP 0200, 3 credits
  • Research Writing or Intensive Writing Course, ENGCMP 0450, 3 credits
  • Algebra or Higher Math, MATH 0031, 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology, PSY 0010, 3 credits
  • Statistics, STAT 0200 or STAT 1000, 4 credits
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition, HRS 1006 or NUTR 1006, 3 credits
  • Humanities/Social Sciences, 6 credits

*Students can also take HRS 1025 Introduction to Microbiology instead of BIOSC 1850 

**CHEM 0350: Principles of Organic Chemistry, taught at the University of Pittsburgh, may be taken in place of Organic Chemistry 1 and 2; however, students should first investigate organic chemistry requirements of graduate programs specific to their professional goals.

Additional Requirements

  • Required credits for admission: 60 (Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.)
  • Minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0)
  • A minimum grade of C- in all courses designated as prerequisites taken at the University of Pittsburgh; a C or better is required for transfer.

Application Procedures

Application Deadline: March 15.

Pitt Students (including regional campuses)

Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.

Pitt Students: Apply Now

Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Health Information Management as their intended field of study. International transfer students click here.

Transfer Students: Apply Now

All applicants must:

  • Submit a personal essay—a brief statement discussing why you are interested in nutrition science, your professional goals including how and when you became interested in nutrition science, as well as any work or volunteer experience you have that will demonstrate your awareness of the field. Also include other areas of interest, extra-curricular activities and leadership experiences.
  • Resumes are strongly recommended.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation. A recommendation from a college instructor/professor or recent work or volunteer supervisor is preferred.
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required prior to review. Pitt students do NOT need to supply their Pitt transcript. However, if you have earned college credit from any other schools, we will require those transcripts. If you are a student in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, we should have access to the transcripts for any non-Pitt coursework that already appears on your Pitt transcript as Transfer Credit. If you have non-Pitt coursework that does not already appear on your Pitt transcript, you must send us an official transcript. Otherwise, we will contact you if any transcripts are required.