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Admission criteria (as laid out by Wayne State University's Graduate School) to the Master's program include:

  • an undergraduate degree with a major in science
  • minimum grade point average of 3.0 (please note that the mean GPA of admitted students in 2013 was 3.5)
  • for applicants whose primary language is not English - completion of English proficiency requirement - scores from TOEFL (79 internet-based and 550 paper-based) or MELAB (85) or IELTS (6.5)
  • GRE test scores (these MUST be provided at the time of the application)
  • two letters of recommendation (please arrange for these to be received along with your application)

Applications are accepted year round - but students can only start the program in the Fall semester. Students are encouraged to apply by February 1 (for admission the following Fall semester), in order to meet various deadlines for funding (e.g. Graduate Professional Scholarship - for which the application deadline is March 1). Incoming students are expected to have the equivalent of the following upper level undergraduate courses (or their equivalents):

  • Human Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food Chemistry
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • one semester of Organic Chemistry

To apply for the Master's program go to the Wayne State Graduate Admissions page.

NFS Graduate Programs
123 Cass 3009 Science Hall, 5045 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-9055
Fax: (313) 577-8616
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/nfsgradprogram
Email: aa0987@wayne.edu