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Food Science and Human Nutrition

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Admission Requirement(s): For admission to the Graduate College, a baccalaureate degree is required. It is desirable, but not required, that this degree be related to physical, biological, agricultural or engineering sciences. Required background courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, physics, and calculus. If you are deficient in these areas of study, you may take correspondence courses, other distance education courses, or traditional classroom courses to satisfy the necessary prerequisite requirements.
If you are later admitted to the program, completed non-degree courses may be petitioned to count towards your degree program if you earned a grade of B or better. No more than 12 hours of non-degree coursework may be petitioned for use.

The TOEFL is required of all students who have studied in a non-English speaking institution prior to attending the University of Illinois AND have not had 2 of the last 5 years of full time study at an English speaking institution, or are receiving an advanced degree (MS equivalent or better) from an English speaking institution.

All supporting materials must be received by the posted application deadline to be fully considered for acceptance to that term. Supporting materials submitted after the deadline may result in the application being delayed to a future semester.

If you are applying after the Spring 2017 application cycle, the GRE may be required as part of your application. Applicants that have held a full-time professional position (in the food industry or other fields) for less than 3 years are required to complete the GRE. Or, regardless of years of professional experience, if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is less than the university graduate requirement of 3.0, you are required to complete the GRE. No minimum GRE score has been set.


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