Graduate Programs

Application Procedures

Graduate program application supporting documents should be submitted when you apply to CSU at:

NOTE: Official transcripts should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions
Office of Admissions, 1062
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

**For international applicants – please ensure that official transcripts include a certified translation into English

Questions can be directed to:

Paula Coleman
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
234 Gifford Building
502 W. Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO, 80523-1571

The GRE and TOEFL (for international students) are required as part of the application.

  • Scores in ALL areas: above the 50th percentile
  • GRE scores are good for 5 years
  • MCAT scores can be substituted for the GRE

  • 80 (internet version), 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 6.5 on IELTS

GRE, TOEFL, IELTS scores should be reported to: Colorado State University (Code #4075)

The Statement of Purpose should include the following, in no particular order:

  • a little about yourself, your background and how you got interested in nutrition;
  • your specific interest area(s) (Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, etc.);
  • any particular focus within your interest area, e.g., childhood obesity or food security, etc. (This does not limit you but gives us an idea of where you are leaning);
  • briefly, why you want the MS or PhD – what do you intend to do with your degree; and
  • if appropriate, why you want to become a Registered Dietitian.