We’re very glad you’re considering UT Southwestern’s Master of Clinical Nutrition – Registered Dietitian/Licensed Health Professional Track. It’s a comprehensive learning experience that will help you advance in one of health care’s most rewarding careers, and we invite you to apply.

Master of Clinical Nutrition Students
Master of Clinical Nutrition students assess nutritional information for patient care

Beginning the Application Process

The first step in applying is to complete an online application by June 1 before classes start in August, or by October 1 before classes start in January.

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

Important Dates

There are two application deadlines: June 1 if you want to begin classes in August, and October 1 if you want to begin in January. 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, so be sure to apply on time. Our Admissions Committee reviews applications after we receive them. You can call us at 214-648-1520 to find out where we are in the process.


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.


After the interviews, our Admissions Committee will make its final decision and let you know in July or November.

As You Apply

As you prepare your application, your goal is to demonstrate an unshakable work ethic 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 course work
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic letters of reference
  • A mature, insightful essay

School of Health Professions Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Each year, the department/program will provide a non-renewable $1,500 scholarship to one incoming student. The purpose of this scholarship is to diversify the enrollment of the School of Health Professions by providing a financial incentive to students from disadvantaged backgrounds* who are offered admission to the Clinical Nutrition program. More information on this scholarship will be provided during the application and admissions process. 

 *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.

Equal Opportunity

We welcome applications regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Our commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.