Nutrition: Drew University – Drexel University 3.5-1.5 (or 4+2) BA with Masters of Science in Human Nutrition
This program is for students who want a liberal arts education and a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition with the Didactic Program in Dietetics focus (DPD track). Students in this program will earn, in five years, a B.A. degree from Drew, and a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from Drexel University. Students attend Drew for three and a half years, and then earn their masters degree at Drexel in eighteen months. A six-year program is also possible.
At Drexel University, students pursue the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) track leading to becoming a registered dietician. This program covers all aspects of normal and therapeutic nutrition for individuals and groups. This major encompasses nutrition science, the application of the principles of biochemistry, physiology, and biology to human nutritional needs. The degree stresses the interdisciplinary and scientific nature of nutrition and food and provides students with a base of theoretical knowledge and methodology enabling them to continue professional growth after graduation
Eligibility and Application Criteria
Students should consult with Drew’s combined degree nutrition adviser (Dr. Joanna Miller) to plan their course of study. Students must submit their applications to Drexel’s Nutrition M.S. DPD track by August 15 for a January start date to complete the 1.5-year M.S. program, or by May 15 for a September start date, to complete the 2-year M.S. program. Applicants receive guaranteed reserved admission to the program provided that they meet the following requirements and complete the prerequisites:
- Candidates for admission must have completed their Drew degree and all requirements for entry into the program, and they must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
- Students wishing to enroll in the 1.5-year M.S. program must have completed their Drew degree and all requirements required for entry into the program by the end of the fall semester of their senior year.
- Candidates for admission must have the following minimum GRE scores: Verbal 153, Quantitative 153, and Writing 3.0.
- Applicants who native language is not English and/or were born outside of the United States are required to take both the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the TSE (Test of Spoken English) and achieve a passing score in each.
In the Drew University-Drexel University 5 year nutrition program, students may choose any undergraduate major offered at Drew. To be eligible for guaranteed reserved admission into Drexel’s Nutrition M.S. DPD track, students must also complete the following prerequisite courses by the completion of the fall of their senior year:
|Drexel Prerequisite Requirements
||DREW COURSE Equivalent
||Prerequisites for Drew Equivalents
|Chemistry with laboratory (8 credits)
||CHEM 150 or CHEM 151 and CHEM 160 or CHEM 161
|Organic Chemistry with laboratory (8 credits)
|Foundations in Biochemistry (4 credits)
|Molecular and Cellular Biology with laboratory (8 credits)
|BIOL 160 and CHEM 160 or CHEM 161
|General Psychology (3 credits)
|Statistics (3 credits)
|One year English
||DSEM 100, two writing intensive courses
|Human Nutrition (3 credits)
||BIOL 160, NEUR 101, CHEM 150 or CHEM 151
It takes careful planning to successfully complete all prerequisites, in addition to Drew’s general education and major requirements. All students intending to participate in this program should contact the Nutrition Program Adviser, Dr. Joanna Miller, during their first semester at Drew for an advising appointment. First year students are advised to enroll in CHEM 150 or CHEM 151.
Drew Students will be responsible for all tuition and fees. Drew Students will be eligible to apply to Drexel for need-based financial aid as well as any applicable merit based scholarships and grants to assist with the costs of this program.
For more information about the Drew-Drexel 5 year nutrition program, contact Dr. Joanna Miller.