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Master Program Admissions


The online MS in Clinical Nutrition degree provides the clinical and scientific knowledge needed to become an advanced nutrition professional, while also meeting the didactic requirements to take the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) examination. This online program structure allows you to earn your master’s degree in as little as 21 months while continuing to work full time.

SCNM spends time carefully evaluating each application for both the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership to select students who can be successful in the program and contribute to the learning experience. Candidates are considered holistically with consideration given to factors beyond scores, GPAs and other numerical performance indicators. Those factors may include, but are not limited to: extracurricular activities, unique work or service experience, demonstrated compassion or leadership potential, a history of overcoming hardship or disadvantage, maturity, exceptional talents or skills, trends or improvement in academic performance, success in a challenging undergraduate environment and graduate school performance.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis, ensuring that each candidate receives a prompt response to their application. Once all documents are received, the application is considered and a decision is made.

Admissions Requirements


Applicants are required to meet and adhere to the Institutional Admission Policies and Requirements (see the Institutional Admissions Policies) as well as the Admission Policies and Requirements for their specific program. This section contains admission policies and requirements specific to the MS programs.

Prospective students who wish to enter a master’s program must complete and submit the following requirements prior to matriculation.

  • A completed online application and application fee payment
  • A current resume
  • A personal statement
  • Official transcript from the institution that conferred the student’s highest awarded degree. Coursework/degree must be completed at a regionally accredited or candidate college or university. To search for your institution in the U.S. Department of Education’s database of accredited postsecondary institutions visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. Official transcripts should be sent electronically from the institution/college directly to SCNM at transcripts@scnm.edu
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale is preferred. However, SCNM uses a holistic admissions process for the MSCN and MSNBL programs, and all applicants with a GPA below 2.75 are encouraged to apply to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Optional letters of recommendation may be submitted to strengthen an application
  • International Applicants must submit foreign transcripts from the institution that conferred the student’s highest degree earned.  This transcript must be evaluated (course by course evaluation) by a member organization of either the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Education Credentials (NACES)or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Fees for this service are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Military transcript for former members of the armed services.

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