All supporting materials (transcripts, letters of reference, personal statement, etc.) should be uploaded directly to the online application.
COVID-19 TEMPORARY CHANGES FOR APPLICATION PROCESS
Due to the COVID-19 impact on testing centers, FSHN will temporarily waive the department GRE requirement for all Fall/Summer 2020 and Spring/Fall 2021 applicants.
Also, the Graduate College will now temporarily accept Duolingo English Test examination results for tests taken between February 1 and August 1, 2021. The Duolingo English Test will be accepted as an alternative to TOEFL and IELTS for proof of English proficiency for impacted applicants
Food Science and Human Nutrition graduate student applicants:
Food Science and Human Nutrition does not require additional information beyond that which is necessary through the online application, but applicants should include a brief phrase that describes their research focus in the ‘other specialization’ section of the application.
To receive full consideration for fellowship support for the fall semester, application materials should be received by December 15.
Deadlines for applying:
Fall Admission - May 15
Spring Admission - October 1
Students with undergraduate degrees in the sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, nutrition, food science, etc.) generally have already taken the prerequisite courses for our first year graduate-level classes. If you have a non-science background and are interested in food science, before applying you should take courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, physics, statistics, and calculus. Students interested in nutrition should take courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, physiology, and statistics before applying.
Since we have a large number of international applicants each year, admission is very competitive. We only admit a few international students each year. International students who have attended an English-speaking university and/or who come to visit our campus generally have a better chance for admission.
Please request that Educational Testing Service (ETS) send the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) your TOEFL (international students) and GRE scores (ETS codes: UIUC-1836, Department-00).
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