Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences


To ensure full consideration for admission into IGPNS, it is strongly recommended that applications be completed by January 1 for fall admission. Applications received after that time will be considered as funding and space permits. Review of applications for fall admission and selection of the incoming class begins the second week of January. Final decisions are usually made by March 15. Students may occasionally be admitted in January for the Spring semester; however, funding during that period is extremely limited.

Applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination and should do so in October or earlier so that scores will be available by December.

To apply, go to Please indicate in your statement of reasons for Graduate Study which of the three emphasis groups you are most interested in.

Click here to view instructions for letters of recommendation

Please mail your official transcripts to the address listed below:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1415 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1571

If you need additional information, please email our graduate program coordinator Kate Wilmot at