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Eligibility & Requirements

Looking for more information before you apply? Review the full requirements for KU's dietetics and integrative medicine graduate certificate.

Qualified applicants must currently be a registered dietitian or other health care professional and/or currently enrolled in a health professions major at the graduate level.

As of August 2021, we no longer require applicants to provide scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

All students must meet these additional requirements to be considered for admission.

Undergraduate Degree

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission. The degree may be in any field but must have included a specific course in medical nutrition therapy. Degrees earned outside the U.S. must be evaluated for equivalency.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for college coursework is required for admission.

Background Check

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations requires all incoming students to pay for a background check. You pay this one-time fee directly to the company performing the background investigation. You will be asked to provide information and make the payment once you have been officially accepted into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions Background Check Instructions.

International Students

An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international applicants before applying.

Computer Requirements

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY