Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to those who hold a bachelor’s degree in Business, Nutrition or a related field from an accredited institution. The admission committee bases its decision on the applicant’s total academic and professional history and potential. Admission materials must include:

  • Application for Admission
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25
  • Personal statement explaining your personal and professional goals
  • Official GMAT or GRE score (Dominican University institution code for the GMAT and GRE is 6297). *Only one exam is required; not both. 
  • Official transcripts from universities showing all degrees earned
  • Two references from the applicant’s professors and/or supervisors
  • Current resume
  • All applicants must have ACEND-Accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD) coursework completed, or have a maximum of three courses remaining, prior to matriculation in the fall semester. 

A student may be provisionally accepted if all admission requirements are met except the submission of acceptable GMAT or GRE score. The applicant must submit a letter requesting provisional acceptance along with all other admission documents. A student who is accepted provisionally may take a limited numbers of classes through the candidacy period, but is expected to submit acceptable scores by the end of this designated period. Upon receipt of an unacceptable score, the Committee may request the GMAT or GRE test be retaken.

Personal or phone interviews may be requested by the Brennan School of Business Committee on Graduate Admissions or the student could be dismissed from the program.

Early and Regular Acceptance Deadline

Early acceptance for the Fall 2017 MBA-RD cohort will be offered for a select number of applicants. To be considered, applicants must submit all admissions materials by January 18, 2017. Early accepted students will have the advantage of a seat in the MBA-RD program before the start of DICAS matching. For regular acceptance, all admissions materials must be submitted by Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

For more information about the MBA/RD program, contact Ann Hurley at (708) 524-6829 or

MBA-RD Information Sessions

There will be two on-campus MBA-RD information sessions hosted each year for prospective students - one in the fall and another in the spring. This is an opportunity to meet the program director, learn more about the application process, discuss programmatic questions and discover what Dominican University has to offer you as a graduate student.

Please contact Ann Hurley at to RSVP for an information session.

Next MBA/RD Information Session Date:

  • Friday, February 3, 2017 // 2-4 p.m.

Prerequisite Courses

College level courses in anatomy, physiology, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, and microbiology.

A biochemistry course (CHEM 260 or equivalent) and normal nutrition and metabolism (NUTR 250) must have been taken within 10 years prior to the beginning of the program.

Completion Requirements

In order to sit for the RD Examination, students must complete both the MBA degree program and complete the 1200 Supervised Practice hours. Upon completion of both requirements, students will receive a Verification Statement from the Program Director.