Graduate Admissions


M.S. Health Studies

Exercise Nutrition (online only)
Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences
Health Promotion (online only)
Physical Education Teacher Education (online only)

M.S. Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition
Environmental Nutrition (online only)
Nutrition Science

University Application

  • How To Apply - Read Admissions tips on applying
  • Apply Online - Scroll down to find the program of interest
  • You will need to know your major and concentration when applying

If you have previously completed a graduate application to the University, all future graduate application fees are waived. Please contact Graduate Admissions (901.678.3685 or graduateadmissions@memphis.edu) for a coupon code to use within a day of submitting your next application.


For optimal consideration:

  • Fall Semester admission materials should be submitted by May 1 (July 1 for Exercise Nutrition)
    • International students' materials should be submitted by April 1
  • Spring Semester admission materials should be submitted by October 1
    • International students' materials should be submitted by September 1

Official deadline for Fall: August 10
Official deadline for Spring: December 10

*Students interested in the graduate program in Clinical Nutrition should follow their program admission guidelines.

Required Documents

1. Transcripts
» How to send your official transcripts electronically

UofM Graduate School Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9205
Watertown, MA 02471

2. Test Scores
» How to send your test scores

Note:  If you are not able to take the GRE/PRAXIS II due to COVID-19, we will waive this requirement from your application. If you have already taken the GRE/PRAXIS II, feel free to submit your scores through your Liason portal.

3. A Current Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
Upload to your Liaison application portal

4. Two Letters of Recommendation
Upload by recommenders using Letters by Liaison

Letters should ideally be from a former professor or by others who can accurately address the applicant's academic performance and/or ability to successfully complete graduate studies. 

Note: The curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation are not needed for those applying only for the graduate certificate in Sport Nutrition and Dietary Supplementation.

5. Personal Statement
Upload to your Liaison application portal

Provide a brief statement (maximum one page, single-spaced) describing:

  • your interest in pursuing graduate work at the University of Memphis (e.g., how our program will benefit you; please specify your particular area(s) of research interest).
  • your professional goals.
  • the suitability of your academic preparation for graduate study in your chosen area.
  • your prior professional experiences.

6. College of Health Sciences Application
Upload to "other document" in Liaison

7. Graduate Assistantship Application

This application is not required unless the applicant is interested. Please indicate yes or no in the portal if you would like to apply for a GA position.


Once all materials are received by the Graduate School and by our College of Health Sciences graduate coordinator, our faculty members within the respective program of study will review the completed application file. Check your application portal for status updates.

For technical support or application navigation questions, contact Graduate Admissions Customer Service at 617.612.2943 (8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Mon–Fri).

Graduate Assistantship Available

Seeking: Candidate with B.S. degree in biology, chemistry, or related area interested in M.S. program in Nutrition Science or Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences

Position entails a variety of activities, including - subject recruitment and screening, data collection, blood/urine/tissue collection and processing, animal handling and training, biochemical assays and manuscript writing.

Assistantship benefits: Tuition and fees for 9 credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring) + monthly stipend of $1000 for 8 months each year. A summer fellowship is also available for a $2000 award. Students will be well-prepared for advanced graduate study at the Ph.D. or M.D. level upon completion of the program. 

Contact Jackie Pence at jpence1@memphis.edu for more information.