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Application instructions and deadlines are available as part of our online application.  The online application includes the personal statement, official transcripts, TOEFL scores or IELTS as alternate to TOEFL (for international students only), application fee and three letters of recommendation. Completion of the GRE exam is required. The admissions committee is willing to consider waiving the GRE requirement if applicant has an advanced degree in a related field and/or applicable professional experience.

Apply for Fall 2014

Applications are accepted for both fall and spring admission to the MNSP program.  Applicants can expect to hear back from the admissions committee with a decision within a month of submitting a complete application through our online application system.    

For admission into the Fall 2014 program

The deadline for submitting a complete application is June 15, 2014.  Applications after the deadline may be accepted on a limited basis if space allows.  Applicants who need to fulfill the Nutrition Science prerequisite or who would like to apply after the deadline should contact mnspadmissions@tufts.edu 

Please visit the Prerequisites page to view coursework that applicants should have already completed prior to applying.

The Friedman School’s online application system is currently offline for yearly maintenance. We anticipate the application for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 will be available on August 15. If you are considering applying to the Friedman School for Fall 2014, please contact nutritionadmissions@tufts.edu for instructions.

For questions about requirements for Fall 2014 enrollment, please contact Richard Moyer in the Admissions Office (617.636.0864, richard.moyer@tufts.edu)

Application Checklist

Applicants must provide the following materials:

  • Personal Statement and Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts (sent directly from your previous school(s) and translated into English)
  • Official scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - The admissions committee is willing to consider waiving the GRE requirement if applicant has an advanced degree in a related field
  • International students only - official score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or the IELTS
    • TOEFL minimum score is 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), 100 (internet based)
    • IELTS minimum score is 6.5
  • $70 Application Fee

Any material not submitted electronically must be sent via FedEx or DHL services and should be addressed to:

Tufts University
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Office of Admissions
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

All materials related to an application for admission become the property of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy upon receipt and will not be returned or released to the applicant, either in original or photocopy form.