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Eligibility and Admission Requirements

RDN Credential

Students must be credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist, with current professional licensure when required by their state.

Master's Degree

Eligible applicants are required to have a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics or a related field.

Professional Work Experience

Students must be currently employed in the field of nutrition and dietetics (may be part-time).

Grade Point Average

A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for both undergraduate and graduate coursework.


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

Vaccine and Clinical Site Requirements

Matriculated students will need to provide an immunization profile prior to participating in curricular and/or clinical experiences required by the program. Please read the information found at the bottom of the program's curriculum page and be sure that you understand these requirements.

Background Check

The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to provide to KU a background check report. This one-time expense must be paid for by the student directly to the company performing the background investigation. Students will be asked to complete this process upon official acceptance 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.

International applicants to this program must reside in a country that has reciprocity with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Official TOEFL exam scores are required for international applicants and must be sent directly to KU Medical Center (Institution code 6875).

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.

Important Note for Applicants

This program requires students to be physically present in the United States to complete the degree 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