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Admission Information

How do I submit an application?

Students should complete an online application.

What is the application deadline?

The MS in Nutrition and Food Science program does not have a specific deadline; the program has rolling admission and accepts students starting both the spring and fall semesters. However, we recommend that you submit your application and supporting materials as early as possible.  Registration begins several months before the start of a term, so late applicants are less likely to get the courses they need.  Also, it takes about four weeks for us to review your completed application and supporting documents.

What materials are required as part of the application?

See the Graduate School Nutrition and Food Sciences Application Requirements

When will I receive an admissions decision?

You should receive a decision within 4-6 weeks of the date when you complete your application.

How will I find out whether or not I have been admitted to the program?

You will receive a letter, via U.S. mail, from The Graduate School informing you of your admission decision. We do not release decisions over the phone.

Can I take courses before I have been admitted to the program? What is Pre-decision status?

If your application to Montclair State in incomplete or, if it is too close to the start of the term for you to receive an admissions decision prior to the first week of classes, you may take up to two courses (seven credits) as a Pre-Decision student while completing your application.  (This status is not available to international applicants seeking F-1 or student visas.)  Registration for specific pre-decision coursework is by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator only. These courses will apply to the degree program if the student is ultimately admitted to the program. Successful completion of courses, however, does not guarantee acceptance to the program.  Students who are interested in taking courses with pre-decision status should contact The Graduate School at 973-655-5147, AFTER they have submitted the online application for admission to the MS in Nutrition and Food Science program and paid the application fee.