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Eligibility & Requirements

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

To be considered for admission into KU's dietetics and integrative medicine graduate certificate program, all students must meet the following requirements.

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 United States must be evaluated for equivalency.

Graduate Record Examination Score

For applicants without a graduate degree, an official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required and official results must be sent directly to KU. For GRE information, visit

Grade Point Average

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

Background Check

The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to submit for and provide KU with a background check report. This one-time fee must be paid by the student directly to the company performing the background investigation. Students will be asked to provide information and make payment after official acceptance into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background bheck instructions.

International Students

An applicant is considered an international student if they require a visa, or currently reside in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently reside 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 students before applying.

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Last modified: Jun 27, 2020

Students may begin this program during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
Application deadlines:
Fall start: May 15
Spring: Oct. 15
Summer: Mar. 15

Program Overview

Eligibility and Requirements

How to Apply

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