Admission Requirements:  

  • completion of a baccalaureate degree with a preferred GPA of 3.0
  • three letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s)
  • an essay that addresses the following: Explain how the Graduate Program in Nutrition will help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals.

GREs are NOT required for admission into this program.

 3 credits in each of the following before the start of the program:
  • Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics
3 credits in each of the following within 5 years of the start of the program:
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I & II
6 credits of the following coursework within 5 years of the start of the program:
  • an introductory nutrition course, with content covering the same topics covered in HFN 507 and HFN 508, or conditionally admitted pending successful completion, with a grade of B or better, of the following courses:
    • HFN 507: Nutrition Physiology and Metabolism
    • HFN 508: Concepts in Nutrition Therapy

Admission to either concentration requires the applicant be a RDN or has a DPD Verification Statement

All applicants to the Graduate Programs will be carefully reviewed by the Program's Admissions Review Committee. Candidates are selected based on demonstrated ability to succeed academically, references, appropriate volunteer/work experience, and written communication skills.

Transfer Credit:

A student can request up to six credits of graduate coursework be transferred and applied to program course requirements; transfer credits cannot be used toward program concentration course requirements.  Any coursework used to meet graduate requirements for another degree will not be accepted except in the case of Stony Brook pre-approved coordinated programs and must have been taken in the prior 5 years.

Program faculty will review any requests for transfer credit and students will be notified of the decision. In order for transfer credit to be considered, a student must have earned a C+ or better and course content must match with the content of a specific course. 

International Applicants

For international applications, please see information at this link regarding additional University requirements including submission of TOEFL scores and WES transcript evaluations. 

Tuition/Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for financial aid and can discuss loan options with the Financial Aid Office located in the Stony Brook Union (631) 632-6840 or email to

Tuition and fees can found on the Student Financial Services website.  Any questions regarding tuition payment and bills can be directed to Student Financial Services via its Contact Page.


The Graduate Nutrition Program does not provide any scholarships.  There are scholarships available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and can be found on the Academy's website.

Stony Brook MS students who have won scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

2019-2019:  Morgan Ashley, Lydia J. Roberts Memorial Scholarship in Public Health Nutrition