Steps to the MS in Nutrition & Food Systems

Apply to the Graduate School by filling out an Online Application and following the instructions below:

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Application Deadline: October 15
  • Fall Application Deadline: July 1

Application Requirements

  • Program code to use when applying to this program is NFSY.
  • Official GRE scores are required for admission.  You will be asked to self-report these scores on the application (you can also supply a future date for taking the test). We will, however, also require official scores from the reporting agency.  GRE scores should be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institution Code for the GRE for UK Graduate School is R1837.
  • You will be asked to upload copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended and, in the case of domestic students, to self-report cumulative GPA’s for each institution.  If you are offered admission and decide to enroll you will then be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate School.
  • Application fee of $65 for domestic applicants or $75 for international applicants. This must be paid online.
  • All applicants whose native language is not English will be asked to self-report one of these scores on the application. As for GRE scores, we also require official language scores be sent to us directly from the reporting agency.
    • TOEFL scores should be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institution Code for the TOEFL for UK Graduate School is 1837.
    • IELTS scores should be sent directly to us from the International English Language Testing Service specifying the University of Kentucky Graduate School, Lexington, Kentucky as the recipient institution.
  • A professional writing sample is required.  This can be a paper you have written for a previous class or for publication.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  • A statement of purpose is required.  This document should be one or two pages and can include your background, your preparation and your purpose for going to graduate school, your career goal and your research and teaching interests.

When applying to the graduate school for the dietetic internship only, please select external certification and dietetic internship on the application.

See the graduate school information page for more details.    

To begin, the main UK Admissions page is online, or you can proceed directly to the graduate application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

For more information contact: 

Office of Graduate Admissions 

859.257.9390 or 859.257.4905.