Admission Requirements

The first step in the process to be considered for the ISPP program is to submit the ISPP Evaluation Request Form (Word file) to isppcoordinator@sebs.rutgers.edu for evaluation by a faculty committee. You will be notified via email how to proceed in 15 business days or less on the next steps you need to take.

To be eligible for our ISPP Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. DPD/FDE Verification Statement
    An official copy of the verification statement will be required prior to final admission. This requirement is waived for doctoral degree holders.
  2. Computer Matching Requirements
    A copy of your non-match from D&D Digital. This requirement is waived for doctoral degree holders.
  3. Bachelors degree or higher
  4. Academic Record and Test Scores
    1. GPA: minimum 3.2 (B average or above)
    2. GRE: 304 or above (minimum verbal 153; minimum quantitative 151)
    3. TOEFL (International Students): 560 or above (paper-based test); 220 or above (computer-based test); 83 or above (internet-based test; minimum individual test scores: writing 22, speaking 23, reading 21, listening 17)
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation (Word file)
  6. Personal Statement (1000 words or less) addressing the following questions:
    • Describe what has led you to have an interest in a dietetics career?
    • Discuss research or work experiences that have contributed to prepare you for your career.
    • What are your short and long-term career goals?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
    • Why do you want to be admitted to our ISPP program leading to the registered dietitian nutritionist credential?
  7. Relevant Experience includes work, volunteer experience and honors and certifications as it relates to nutrition and dietetics or management
  8. Resume or Curriculum Vita
  9. Interview in-person or via video conference
Selection Process
Enrollment
Requirements for Graduation and Completion of the Program