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How to Apply

Before you start the online application

It will be helpful to have the following information ready before starting the online application:

  1. Read the nonacademic technical standards carefully. Accepted applicants will be asked to indicate if the nonacademic technical standards can be met with or without accommodation.

  2. Resume: Prepare, copy and paste into the application a resume stating career goals.

  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Students must have taken the GRE and include verbal, quantitative, and analytical scores.  Applicants must arrange for official, complete GRE results to be submitted to KUMC directly by ETS.  The ETS school code for KUMC is 6895. Your application cannot be completely processed until we have received your scores.

  4. References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.

    A reference should be a faculty member, advisor, employer or other person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform him or her that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.

  5. Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to Hardcopy transcripts can be mailed to the following address:
    Attn: Admissions
    KU Dept. of Dietetics and Nutrition
    Mail Stop 4013
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

  6. English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems.  The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment.  Results must be provided directly to KUMC by the testing service using ETS school code 6895.  Photocopies of scores will not be accepted (see guidelines for TOEFL).

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 students before applying.

Notification: KU Office of Graduate Studies sends applicants a letter stating the conditions of admission and admission status.

Online Application

Note: Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Using the link above, please submit your completed application and pay the application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUMBIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by electronic check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: Sep 07, 2018

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

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