Admissions Criteria

Doctoral degree applicants to the OSUN Ph.D. program should have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in nutrition or a related biological science. To be considered for admission, applicants are expected to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Cumulative point hour ratio of 3.30 in previous course work (students can petition a GPA below 3.30 but above a 3.0 for undergraduate course work).
  • GRE taken within the previous 5 years with minimum scores of a combined score of at least 300 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections, and a minimum score of 3.5 for the Analytical Writing section.
  • If from a country where the primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of at least 600 on the paper version or 100 on the Internet-based version (IBT), and an 8.0 on the IELTS is preferred.

 A master’s degree is preferred, however, students with an exceptional record in a baccalaureate program and experience in a research setting may be admitted directly into the doctoral program.