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Master's Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admissions of the Graduate School. The department also requires all applicants to submit to the department a letter of intent, a resume, and two letters of recommendation.  Send all materials to the following address:

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 150
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306 

The Interior Design program has separate admission procedures.


For Nutrition and Dietetics, the application deadlines are:

Fall Semester - February 15
Spring Semester - September 25

For the other programs (except Interior Design; see link above),applications should typically be submitted two to nine months prior to beginning the graduate program.

Students must be admitted both to one of our departmental programs and to the Graduate School to enroll a a degree student in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Additional Information for Nutrition and Dietetics

Those applying for the MA/MS in Nutiriton and Dietetics must provide an original, signed Verification of Completion Statement from the Didactic Program in Dietetics director or a Declaration of Intent to complete a dietetic program.  Courses for verification (click here for courses) must be completed before the MA/MS in Nutrition and Dietetics is granted.

The department also offers a Dietetic Internship, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, with classes beginning in January and June. Those admitted to the internship must meet the didactic requirements and have completed nine graduate hours from Ball State.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 206
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5931
Fax: 765-285-2314
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