NYCC Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI)

Academic Requirements for Admission

Applicants must meet at least one of the following four criteria:

  1. Have earned a professional degree (MSN, MD, DO, DC, DVM, or other similar advanced clinical degree) awarded by an accredited institution; or
  2. Have earned a master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution; or
  3. Demonstrate significant anatomy and physiology teaching experience in the undergraduate college/ university setting; or
  4. Demonstrate current enrollment in an advanced clinical degree program after having completed the anatomy and physiology sequence of the program.

An earned cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired.


Transfer Applicants

To be considered for transfer credit:

An offer of transfer credit, if accepted by the candidate, is not subject to further negotiation after transfer to NYCC.

In consultation with appropriate department heads and faculty, the appropriate academic Dean or Director may grant transfer credit under exceptional or unusual circumstances that vary from the parameters defined above. Under no circumstances will credit be given for life experience.

Under no circumstances can more than 50% of credits be accepted for transfer.


International Applicants

NYCC welcomes applications from international candidates. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens. International candidates must complete the same application procedures as all others, and must additionally provide the following:

  1. Evidence of the ability to read, write and speak English at a level of mastery sufficient to successfully complete the course of study for the graduate programs in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  2. A comprehensive evaluation of educational credentials by an appropriate agency such as World Education Services (WES), International Education Resource Foundation (IERF), etc.
  3. Certified English translation of educational credentials
  4. An Ability-to-Pay statement