Application Materials - MS Nutrition and/or CDP

If you still have questions after reading the following, and accessing the web pages, please feel free to email or call the department to request a faculty advisor to respond to specific questions.

You may enter Cal State LA for Fall semester entry only. Below is information about the Application Process.  

Admission is open for Fall 2018. 

Please read the directions in the application and follow all directions.  Applications are due February 15, 2018.


Step 1:

Apply to Cal State LA.  Cal State Apply
Information about how to apply can be found at the Graduate Admissions website.

The university will need a number of documents, including your official transcripts and GRE scores.

Step 2:

The secondary application is now available. Please download all three files and follow the provided directions.  The CDP and MS application are combined.  Additional information regarding the Mission statement, Goals and Objectives, and required coursework for the CDP are below.   

Applications are due February 15, 2018.

Application requirements for the MS program:

Please note that the following admission requirements are in effect for our MS program in Nutritional Science. 

Minimum GPA for the last 60 units of coursework must be above a 3.0. We will not consider your application if your GPA is below the minimum.

GRE - minimum scores of 400 on verbal (146 on new test), 500 (144) on quantitative and 3.5 on analytical writing.  We take the highest score from each category to meet the minimums.  We will not consider your application if the score is below the minimum.  If you need to retake the GRE, please make sure that the official scores are received by the university BEFORE the deadline.  In process GRE scores are not accepted.

Lower division science prerequisites must be in progress or completed by spring to ensure students can begin during summer semester.


Secondary Application Materials

GPA Calculator (Excel file)

Letter of Recommendation

MS and CDP Application