Students applying to the Department of Nutritional Sciences may obtain an application from the Howard University Office of Admissions, by calling (202) 806-2900 or 1 (800) 822-6363. The application form can be downloaded from Howard University's Office of Admissions.

The application should be submitted with a non-refundable fee of $45.00, payable to Howard University by either a certified check or money order.

Call (202) 806-6238 for more information.


  • November 15 - early action (undergraduate) for the Fall semester
  • April 1 for the Fall semester
  • November 1 for the Spring semester
  • April 1 for the Summer sessions

Admission Requirements, by Level

Lower Level (all emphases)

Requirements for admission to the lower level are consistent with those of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. First-time entering freshmen considered for admission to the Department of Nutritional Sciences must submit an application form to the Howard University Office of Admission and present proof of having met the following criteria:

  • Graduation from high school or a G.E.D. certificate.
  • A minimum score of 500 mathematics and 500 verbal on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or an equivalent score on the American College Test (ACT).
  • All students admitted as freshman must have completed the following high school units with a grade of “C” or better: English, mathematics, biology, chemistry.

Upper Level (dietetic emphasis)

Students who wish to apply to the Upper level of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics must:

  • Complete and submit an application package to the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The package must contain an essay stating goals and reasons for interest in dietetics, 3 letters of recommendation, and the application form.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses or their equivalents required by the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Have a cumulative grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Have a minimal letter grade of “B” in physiology, and nutritional sciences courses. Have no more than one letter grade of “D” in general chemistry, organic chemistry or microbiology.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of prerequisites as prescribed in the curriculum for the program.
  • Participate in an interview with the Coordinated Program Admission Committee.