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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition- or science-related field (i.e. nutrition, health, biology, chemistry)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Pre-requisite courses are required (must be completed at the undergraduate level or higher) and must be completed prior to enrollment in the MSPH/RD program. Only applications with two or fewer prerequisite courses pending will be reviewed for admission. Courses and transcripts to meet these requirements will be reviewed and approved by the university and program staff. These include:

  • Anatomy and physiology (two semesters)
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology and/or counseling skills
  • Introduction to nutrition

Students must meet the nutrition- or science-related degree requirement AND the pre-requisite course requirements.

In order to begin the dietetic internship, all interns are required to undergo a criminal background check, drug screening, have a TB test or provide a current lung x-ray, provide proof of immunizations, receive a flu vaccine and have a physical exam at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Occupational Health Department. These are provided free.

In addition, health insurance, car insurance and an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) student membership are required.

How to Apply

Applications to the Johns Hopkins MSPH/RD Program must be completed via the Bloomberg School of Public Health Web site ( The MSPH/RD program is part of the department of international health. Please indicate your interest in the RD program on the application.

Applications must be completed by December 1 of each year.

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health will accept students without regard to race, religion, sex, age, handicap or country of national origin, and will not discriminate on those bases in the granting of access to any of its programs or activities.

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