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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Prerequisites

Students must either hold a DPD verification statement from an ACEND accredited program or meet the Bachelor degree requirement and the pre-requisite course requirements as described below.

Pre-requisite courses 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. 

For students applying for fall 2020 admission, we will accept applicants with two different sets of prerequisites.

Option A

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition- or science-related field (e.g. biology, chemistry, psychology, public health)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (two semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology or Counseling Skills
  • Introductory Nutrition (two credits)

Or

Option B

  • A bachelor’s degree (other than nutrition or science-related field)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology or Counseling Skills
  • Introductory Nutrition (3 credits minimum)
  • Advanced Nutrition (defined as a class that has introductory nutrition as a prerequisite, 3 credits minimum)

For students applying for fall 2021 admission, we will accept students with a Bachelor’s degree in any field and the Option B set of prerequisites.

In order to begin the program, all students are required to undergo and pass a criminal background check, drug screening, have a TB test or provide a current lung x-ray, provide proof of immunizations and have a physical exam at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Occupational Health Department. Clearance to begin the program will be determined by the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Human Resources and Occupational Health Departments. A flu vaccine is required in the fall and provided at no cost to the student.

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 website. 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.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University's 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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