Please examine the prerequisites for each program of study before you apply.

Application Checklist

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 for instructions.

Application requirements include:

  • Personal Statement
  • A $70 Application Fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An official copy of all post-secondary academic transcripts (translated into English)
  • Official scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)*
  • Official score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

*Note: GRE is not required for the The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance

Admissions Timeline and Deadlines

  • The priority admissions application deadline for the Friedman School is January 15th for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Eligibility for admission and scholarships will depend upon availability. International students are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline.
  • The application deadline for the Combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program is February 15th.
  • The application deadline for the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance, the application deadline is February 28th.

Applicants will be notified of the admissions committees action on their application as soon as a decision has been made.

If you need to send materials to the Friedman School, please send to the following address:

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Office of Admissions
150 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02111

Master of Science/Dietetic Internship

Applicants to our combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program need to apply via the matching process conducted by D&D Digital Systems. Read further instructions for admissions to this program.

Blended Degree Program - Master of Nutrition Science and Policy

Applicants to our online blended program, the Master of Nutrition Science and Policy have special instructions and deadlines. Read further instructions for admissions to this program.

Graduate Certificate Programs

The online application process will start soon for the 2014-15 academic year. There is no fee to apply. Students should submit the application (soon available online), undergraduate official transcripts from each university attended, a resume/CV,  a personal statement, and if required TOEFL/IELTS results. Visit our online certificate home page to learn more about these programs.



Interviews are required only for finalists for admission into the doctoral program.  However, students interested in applying to any of the Friedman School’s programs are encouraged to visit the school and schedule informational meetings with admissions staff and faculty.  Arrangements may be made by contacting

Part-time Status

Students may choose to study part-time while continuing their jobs. Enrollment in two courses or fewer constitutes part-time status. (Full-time is three or four courses.) International students must be enrolled as full-time students.