Application Instructions

Applications are currently being reviewed and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

  1. There are two ways to apply for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Applicants may apply through DICAS, but it is not required. Please see below for details.
    • Submit Bradley’s DICAS application, including application for Graduate Assistantship (in additional documents section), if interested
    • Once submitted on DICAS, you will be contacted to finalize application through Bradley’s Graduate and International Admissions. Please note this includes a $40 fee.
  2. Bradley’s Graduate and International Admissions
    • Submit Graduate and International Admission application
      • Select “Apply Now” and complete application, which includes
        • Resume
        • Essay/personal statement
          • Describe why you are interested in Bradley University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program
          • Explain achievements and work experience that you consider relevant to your interest in and capacity for graduate study
          • Briefly state your career objectives and how this program will assist you in attaining these goals
        • Two letters of recommendation
        • Original transcripts of every school you have attended (Please note: This includes schools where you only took one course)
        • $40 fee
        • Application for Graduate Assistantship, if interested

Prior Learning Credit

  • If a student has previous graduate coursework, credit may be offered on a case-by-case basis. Requests for prior learning credit will be reviewed by the program director and faculty to determine if credit will be awarded. Transcripts, course syllabi, or other relevant documentation may be used to make a determination on awarding prior learning credit. This will be established in writing prior to enrollment. Prior learning credit will not be granted for supervised experiential learning hours.
  • Graduate Assistantship Application

    • Graduate Assistantships are available for the 2023-2024 year. Graduate assistant (GA) positions will be through the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department at Bradley University. The FCS department consists of six undergraduate majors (Dietetics, FCS, FCS-Teacher Education, Hospitality Management, Public Health Education and Apparel Production and Merchandising) and one graduate program (Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics). GAs provide service to all of these areas.
    • Twenty (20) weekly clock hours of service are required during fall 2023 and spring 2024 in exchange for tuition assistance and a stipend. Duties include assisting faculty and staff in all areas with instructional, administrative, or research tasks. These responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, grading, proctoring make-up exams, laboratory preparations, data entry in Excel or SPSS, literature searches, or compiling data/records for departmental reports. Other tasks involve clerical skills such as word processing, copying/scanning, and answering phones.
    • Candidates should possess strong communication, time management, and organizational skills as well as attention to detail, flexibility, initiative, and problem-solving.
    • Applications should be submitted when applying to the program.
      1. Submit the "Graduate Assistantship Application" found on the Graduate Education's website.
      2. Submit letter addressing why you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship in FCS and your qualifications for the position to your application when you apply (Bradley’s Graduate Admissions or DICAS)