NYCC Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN)

The field of Applied Clinical Nutrition draws students of all ages and from all walks of life who share an interest in a holistic approach to healthcare. In assessing applicants, NYCC looks for individuals who demonstrate the potential to succeed in NYCC's rigorous master's degree programs in Applied Clinical Nutrition, as well as commitment to helping people through a healing profession. Successful candidates exhibit strong communication skills, integrity, and professionalism.

Academic Requirements for Admission

Applicants are required to show proof of successfully completing 90 semester hours (136 quarter hours) of college credit, including:

A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired for pre-professional college study.


Advanced Placement Courses

All college credit earned via Advanced Placement (AP) courses is acceptable toward meeting the entrance requirements, providing the credit was granted by an accredited degree-granting institution


Credit through CLEP or other Proficiency Examinations

Up to 20 semester hours of a candidate's pre-professional requirements can be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and certain other college proficiency examinations.


Transfer Applicants

To be considered for transfer credit:

An offer of transfer credit, if accepted by the candidate, is not subject to further negotiation after transfer to NYCC.

In consultation with appropriate department heads and faculty, the appropriate academic Dean or Director may grant transfer credit under exceptional or unusual circumstances that vary from the parameters defined above. Under no circumstances will credit be given for life experience.

Under no circumstances can more than 50% of credits be accepted for transfer.


International Applicants

NYCC welcomes applications from international candidates. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens. International candidates must complete the same application procedures as all others, and must additionally provide the following:

  1. Evidence of the ability to read, write and speak English at a level of mastery sufficient to successfully complete the course of study for the graduate programs in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  2. A comprehensive evaluation of educational credentials by an appropriate agency such as World Education Services (WES), International Education Resource Foundation (IERF), etc.
  3. Certified English translation of educational credentials
  4. An Ability-to-Pay statement