Clinical Nutrition Admissions
We’re very glad you’re considering UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Master of Clinical Nutrition–Coordinated Program. It’s a comprehensive learning experience that will prepare you for one of health care’s most rewarding careers, and we invite you to apply.
Beginning the Application Process
The first step in applying is to complete an online application by February 15. We’re not part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ computer matching system, so be sure to complete a UT Southwestern application.
When you submit your application, please mail us:
- Three letters of recommendation from instructors, employers, undergraduate advisors, volunteer supervisors, academic/research mentors, and other people who know you and your abilities
- Original transcripts from all of the colleges you’ve attended
- Your GRE scores. (Scores are acceptable within five years of taking the exam.) Our GRE school code is 6686.
- TOEFL scores if you’re an international student
The application deadline for the MCN-CP is February 15 and for the MCN-HP is June 1 in the year you wish to be considered for enrollment, but we encourage you to apply early if all of your materials are ready. We’re not able to review applications that arrive late or incomplete. Our Admissions Committee reviews applications after we receive them. The new class each year begins its studies in September. For any questions you may have, contact us at 214-648-1520.
After reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee selects the group of candidates to be interviewed. If you’re selected, we’ll contact you to arrange a convenient interview time. During your visit, you’ll tour the program and meet with faculty.
After the interviews, our Admissions Committee will make its final decision and let you know in April or May.
As You Apply
As you prepare your application, remember that your goal is to demonstrate an unshakable work ethic, a strong desire to join the clinical nutrition profession, and the life, work, and academic experience to handle a demanding curriculum. The Admissions Committee takes a broad range of factors into consideration as we select candidates, including:
- Quality and quantity of academic preparation. (We consider two grade point averages to be very important: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a grade of C or better on all prerequisite course work.)
- Successful completion of all prerequisite coursework
- Evidence that you have thoroughly researched and understand the profession
- Superior interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic letters of reference
- A mature, insightful essay
Each year, the Department/Program will provide a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to two incoming students. The purpose of this scholarship is to diversify the enrollment of the School of Health Professions by providing a financial award to students from a disadvantaged background* who are pursuing a career in the health professions. More information on this scholarship will be provided to those students accepted for admission into a health professions program.
*From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs.
We welcome applications regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.