Functional Nutrition Admissions Requirements

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The GPA is calculated on the student’s last 60 credits of undergraduate upper division hours.
  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment.
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history.
  • GRE: Not required
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment at Parker University MS in Functional Nutrition program with a minimum grade average of 3.0 and no grade below a B

At the discretion of the Dean or Provost’s Office, a candidate demonstrating academic potential may be admitted. The student must maintain a “B” or above for the first term of enrollment.

Failure to provide all admissions documentation or to achieve the grade point average required by the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University. All graduate students are required to complete foundational courses for the appropriate program through undergraduate or equivalent course work. Students who have not completed relevant undergraduate courses will be required to take equivalent courses upon acceptance to the program. Pre-requisite courses must be completed with a “C” grade or higher.

Prerequisite courses:

  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Biology & Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology &Lab
  • General Chemistry &Lab
  • Biochemistry

Provisional Admission: Students may be provisionally admitted to graduate program pending the completion of prerequisite course(s) with a grade point average of 3.0, with no course grades below a “B” for the first six hours in the MS in Functional Nutrition program. Students must complete the prerequisite courses prior to taking the complementary major-specific course.


Incomplete Admission: Should a student not be able to provide all the required documentation for entrance into the program, at the discretion of the Dean or Associate Provost, the student may be allowed to register for one semester. Should the student not provide the remaining documentation for admission during the semester, the student may not register for additional classes. Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade-point average required by the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the university.