Frequently asked questions about the UNMC medical nutrition program

Q. What prerequisite courses do I need?
A. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements fulfill the specific course requirements. Your DPD program director can provide you with the list of required courses to fulfill the program requirements. You may not have completed all courses at the time you apply but if you are accepted to the UNMC Master of Medical Nutrition program, they must all be completed before you begin the program.

Q. Do I need a B.S. to apply?
A. You do need a bachelor’s degree. It can be a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. Either is acceptable as long as you have completed or are completing the DPD program requirements.

Q. Do you interview?
A. We do not conduct interviews. The Admissions Committee decisions rely on information provided in your application and by evaluators/recommenders.

Q. Can I visit your program?
A. Yes, we will be pleased to arrange a campus visit during a window of dates related to your planned application cycle. For the class beginning August 2019, campus visits can be scheduled during August-November 2018.
Please send a request to cahpadmissions@unmc.edu. Include your resume and available dates during the appropriate time frame listed above. Please allow up to two weeks for a response.
If you are not ready to apply but are interested in shadowing in medical nutrition, please click here and request shadowing. This will allow you to schedule a 2-4 hour job shadow with a registered dietitian nutritionist in the clinical setting.

Q. When must I complete the DPD program?
A. By the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation into the MMN program.

Q. Do I need to take GREs?
A. Yes. GRE scores are required. A minimum score requirement is not specified.

Q. Is there a GPA requirement for my application?
A. Yes, a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for your bachelor’s degree and DPD professional and DPD science courses is required.

Q. Is financial aid available for this program?
A. Yes. See the university web page.

Q. Will I be able to work?
A. The MMN is an accelerated program. Attendance is required for all didactic and clinical courses and additional time will be needed for material review and team projects. We encourage students to focus full-time on maximizing the learning experiences afforded through the program.

Q. Will I be required to participate in computer matching to be considered for the UNMC program?
A. No. The UNMC Master of Medical Nutrition program will be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as a Future Graduate (FG) program. As such, we do not participate in computer matching. You must apply directly to UNMC. Application information is detailed in the “How to Apply” (link) information on this website.