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
Clinical nutrition students Darrah Jordan (left) and Stacie Hunter (right) enjoy a Rangers baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Clinical nutrition students Darrah Jordan (left) and Stacie Hunter (right) enjoy a Texas Rangers baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the MCN-CP is February 15 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 or by email.


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

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the department offers specific scholarships opportunities, which are available to qualified candidates. More information regarding scholarship opportunities and the qualifications will be provided during the application and admissions process.

Equal Opportunity

We welcome applications regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.