Admission Requirements for the
Department of Family and
Consumer Sciences

Applicants may be admitted as degree seeking (Unconditional, Conditional, or Unclassified) or nondegree as listed below. Degree-seeking applicants must meet the university requirements listed above under Types of Admission.

  1. Unconditional Admission
    • 400 times the applicant’s Cum GPA plus GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) must equal or exceed 1,850 points (minimum acceptable GRE score is 650) OR
    • 400 times the applicant’s Sr Yr GPA plus GRE (verbal and quantitative) scores must equal or exceed 1,950 points (minimum acceptable GRE score is 650)
      Applicants admitted based on satisfactory completion (cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00) of at least 12 hours of graduate credit at a regionally accredited institution are not subject to the formula points, but must meet the minimum qualifying examination score listed above.
  2. Conditional Admission
    • 400 times applicant’s Cum GPA plus GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) must equal or exceed 1,650 points (minimum acceptable GRE score is 650) OR
    • 400 times the applicant’s Sr Yr GPA plus GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) must equal or exceed 1,750 points (minimum acceptable GRE score is 650) OR
    • Minimum GRE score of 750 (verbal and quantitative) if exempted from the university’s minimum GPA requirement.
  3. Unclassified or Non-Degree Admission
    Applicants who do not meet requirements for either unconditional or conditional admission may be eligible for unclassified or non-degree admission. See previous section on university Types of Admission.

The student must have satisfactorily completed prerequisites to advanced courses in the selected areas in family and consumer sciences. Graduates of curricula other than family and consumer sciences may have acquired sufficient backgrounds in related sciences and may be accepted. Each applicant's request for admission to the program and to specific courses will be evaluated for the need for undergraduate prerequisites.

Admission to the dietetic Internship Program (DI) is in addition to admission to the university. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission to the clinical portion of the Dietetic Internship Program (DI) in dietetics under Dietetics Option of the master’s program. The applications are screened for selection on a competitive basis by a committee. Exceptions to minimum requirements will be screened for possible acceptance into the program.

  1. Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale or equivalent.
  2. Verification statement showing completion of current Plan IV or DPD.
  3. Recency of education in courses related to practice. If the degree is more than five years old, six credit hours of college coursework must be taken; if degree is more than 10 years old, 12 credit hours of coursework are required.
  4. Preference is given to applicants whose combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores equal or exceed 900.


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