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Admission Process & Requirements

Seton Hill is accredited to accept a maximum of 13 students into the Integrated Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics Program, so the earlier you apply the better!

High School Students

High school students applying to the Integrated Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics Program must submit all of the following items:

  • A Seton Hill University application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (If you have been unable to take your ACT or SAT due to the pandemic, this program follows the guidelines of the University's Test-Optional policy, with the exception that a GPA of 3.2 is required.) 

To qualify for the Integrated Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics, you must have a:

  • Minimum SAT score of 1030 (sum of math and critical reading components) OR minimum ACT score of 20
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.2

If you are accepted into the program you will begin as an undergraduate nutrition science major, with your seat in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program reserved and guaranteed as long as you maintain a 3.0 GPA overall and in the major. 

General admission information for all Seton Hill undergraduate programs can be found here.

Transfer & Postbaccalaureate Students

Transfer and postbaccalaureate students applying to the Integrated Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics Program must submit all of the following items:

To be considered for admission into the you must have a:

  • Minimum overall college GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum college GPA of 3.0 in courses that would count towards the dietetics major

Nutrition and Dietetics Program faculty will assess each transfer and postbaccalaureate application on an individual basis.

Costs & Aid

Seton Hill’s competitive tuition and comprehensive aid packages make it possible for you to enjoy the benefits of a private, career-focused liberal arts university at less than the cost of many state universities.

Costs

Phase I: B.S. in Nutrition Science

Tuition and housing costs associated with the undergraduate phase of the program can be found here. 

University policy on refunds of tuition when students withdraw from the program.

A few courses require lab fees. These will be noted on the Course Schedule.

Phase II: M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics

Supervised practice opportunities that are required to become a registered dietitian involve additional expenses beyond tuition, books and lab fees during this phase. Students are required to have:

  • Health insurance

  • Physical examinations (with up to date immunizations) 

  • Transportation to and from supervised practice sites (located between 2 and 99 miles from Seton Hill’s main campus)

  • Professional liability insurance (costing approximately $40 for two years) 

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance 

  • Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check 

  • FBI Criminal History Background Check


Aid

Lots of Financial Aid Options

Phase I: B.S. in Nutrition Science

As an undergraduate student in the Integrated Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics Program, you may be eligible for:

  • Seton Hill Scholarships, Awards & Grants

  • Federal & State Grants & Loans

  • Military Benefits

  • Work-Study Employment

  • Private Scholarships 


In addition to financial aid available to incoming freshmen, nutrition and dietetics majors can apply for scholarships at the sophomore and junior level. These include the:

  • Sr. Rose Angela Cunningham Scholarship

  • Josephine Cipriany Patrick Scholarship

  • Lillian J. Calistri Scholarship

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarships


Phase II: M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics

Aid opportunities associated with graduate programs can be found here.

We’ll work with you and your family to put together the financial aid package that’s best for you, throughout both phases of the program.

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to admit@setonhill.edu.