Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate Pathway

Saint Louis University's Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate Pathway Program prepares students to enter the next semester of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree programUpon successfully completing the graduate pathway program and meeting the University's requirements for matriculation, students may enter the next semester of graduate study.

Program Entry Requirements

Accelerated Pathway (One-Semester Program)

  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics or equivalent
  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current résumé
  • Language requirement (one of the following):
    • TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ sub-scores in reading and writing) 
    • IELTS 6.0 (6.0+ sub-scores in reading and writing) 
    • PTEA 50 
    • Duolingo 105

Standard Pathway (Two-Semester Program)

  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics or equivalent
  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current résumé
  • Language requirement (one of the following):
    • TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ sub-scores in reading and writing) 
    • IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ sub-scores in reading and writing) 
    • PTEA 46 
    • Duolingo 95 
    • Completion of AE Level 5
  1. Students will be able to execute a variety of verbal tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native speakers.
  2. Students will be able to execute a variety of written tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native writers.
  3. Students will be able to apply a process-driven approach to completing verbal and written academic assignments in multiple disciplines and modes.
  4. Students will be able to deploy reflective and self-regulated learning strategies.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Required Courses
DIET xxxxFoundation Course6
EAP 4200Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students3
EAP 4250Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II2
EAP 4700Test Preparation for International Graduate Students 11
Total Credits12

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Required Courses
DIET xxxxFoundation Course9
EAP 4100Introduction to Reading and Writing for International Graduate Students I3
EAP 4150Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students I2
EAP 4200Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students3
EAP 4250Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II2
EAP 4700Test Preparation for International Graduate Students 11
Total Credits20
1

EAP 4700 Test Preparation for International Graduate Students (1 cr), the GRE/GMAT test preparation course, is graded on a P/NP scale. Students need to receive a “P” to pass.

Continuation Standards

  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative SLU GPA
  • Grade of "B-" or better in all classes counting toward major
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades

Progression Requirements

  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative SLU GPA
  • Grade of "B-" or better in all classes counting toward major
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades
  • GRE score 140 overall or higher
  • Writing portfolio

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 4200 Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students 3
EAP 4250 Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II 2
DIET XXXXFoundation Course 3
DIET XXXXFoundation Course 3
EAP 4700 Test Preparation for International Graduate Students 1 1
 Credits12
 Total Credits12

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 4100 Introduction to Reading and Writing for International Graduate Students I 3
EAP 4150 Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students I 2
DIET XXXXFoundation Course 3
EAP 4700 Test Preparation for International Graduate Students 1 1
 Credits9
Spring
EAP 4200 Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students 3
EAP 4250 Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II 2
DIET XXXXFoundation Course 3
DIET XXXXFoundation Course 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits20
1

EAP 4700 Test Preparation for International Graduate Students (1 cr) GRE/GMAT Test Preparation course is graded on P/NP scale. Students needs to receive a “P” to pass.