Admission requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0, and if English is a second language, English proficiency that is demonstrated by either an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 (iBT) or 550 paper based.   


Prerequisites for Admission

The prerequisites for admission to the Food Science and Technology concentration include chemistry, microbiology and organic chemistry. The prerequisites for admission to the Nutritional Sciences concentration include chemistry, physiology and anatomy, and organic chemistry. Applicants who are denied admission due to deficiencies in these prerequisites will be advised that the courses can be taken at UW-Stout as a special non-degree student but this will not guarantee admission into the graduate program.

The following courses are minimum competency courses. If the student has not completed an equivalent course, the student must take the following course(s) in addition to the required credits for the MS degree.

  • FN 5XX Principles of Nutrition and Food Components
  • CHEM 511 Biochemistry (CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry)

Additionally, for the Nutritional Sciences concentration, FN 520 Advanced Nutrition (CHEM 511 Biochemistry) must be taken.

Additionally, for the Food Science and Technology concentration, FN 6XX Food Chemistry (CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry) must be taken.