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 March 1 before classes start in August. We’re not a 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 is March 1, 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, 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. The new class each year begins its studies in September.
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, 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 course work
- Evidence that you have thoroughly researched and understand the profession
- Superior interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic letters of reference
- A mature, insightful essay
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.