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Admission to the University of Kentucky

Undergraduate, Transfer and International Students

To apply to the University of Kentucky, visit UK Undergraduate Admission and complete an online application.

Graduate Students

To apply to the University of Kentucky, visit The Graduate School and complete an online application, following our application instructions for Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems.

Admission for our Undergraduate Degrees

Entrance Requirements

Students who are pre-human nutrition or pre-dietetics majors can apply for major status when they have completed the following DHN pre-major courses with a GPA of 2.8 or higher and a 2.4 cumulative GPA.

  • BIO 148 Intro to Biology I
  • CHE 105 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 107 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHE 113 General Chemistry Lab II
  • DHN 212 Intro to Nutrition
  • DHN 241 Food Service Sanitation

Application Process

Complete the Application for Upper Level Admission and submit to Anissa Radford, DHN Academic Coordinator.

Exploratory Courses

  • DHN 101 Human Nutrition and Wellness
  • DHN 212 Introductory Nutrition (section for non-majors)

Admission for Dietetic Internships

Coordinated Program

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics program at UK are eligible to apply for admission into the Coordinated Program when they reach sophomore status or are transferred into the Dietetics program and determined to be in their second year. The application submission deadline is February 1 at 11:59 pm. Learn more about the process, materials and requirements to apply for the Coordinated Program

Dietetic Internship

Before applying for our Dietetics Internship, students must complete an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. A verification signed by the Program Director is required. Students must also comply with the application and screening procedures for the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System. The deadline to apply is February 15 at 11:59 pm. Learn more about the process, materials and requirements to apply for the Dietetic Internship

Certificates

Learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process for our Nutrition for Human Performance Certificate.

Admission for our Graduate Degrees

Entrance Requirements

Students must have a relevant undergraduate degree from an acredited institution, complete the GRE, submit three letters of recommendation and a written essay. To apply, follow the application instructions for Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems and submit by the fall deadline of April 10.