Application Instructions

Applications received by January 15, 2022 will receive notification of admission by February 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please use the following checklist to ensure you submit all necessary information.

Checklist for Applying to Bradley University’s Nutrition and Dietetic Master’s Program.

  1. The Graduate and International Admissions application can be found at
    • Resume
    • Essay/personal statement
      1. Describe why you are interested in Bradley University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program
      2. Explain achievements and work experience that you consider relevant to your interest in and capacity for graduate study
      3. Briefly state your career objectives and how this program will assist you in attaining these goals
  2. 3 letters of recommendation
  3. Original transcripts of every school you have attended (Please note: This includes schools where you only took one course)
  4. Email the following information to the program director (
    • Resume (same as submitted to graduate school)
    • Personal Statement (same as submitted to graduate school)
    • Unofficial transcripts (as pdf)
    • Name and contact information of the 3 references listed in graduate school application

Graduate Assistantship Application

  • Graduate Assistantships are available for the 2022-2023 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 2022 and spring 2023 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 School's website and your resume to the Graduate School.
    2. Email a letter addressing why you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship in FCS and your qualifications for the position to