How to apply
Are you considering applying for the Fall 2021 intake for the MScFN Thesis Stream
Submit an online application through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Applications open Monday, November 2, 2020
NEW PROCESS AS OF NOVEMBER 2020: Before submitting an application to the MScFN Thesis
stream program, it is recommended that applicants contact the specific member of faculty
with whom they share research interests, and would therefore be interested in pursuing
to become their Research Supervisor. This will help to determine whether faculty with
similar research interests are accepting thesis students during the current application
year, and/or whether they would be interested in reviewing your application, if submitted.
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
Applications for Thesis Stream which are received beyond the January 31 deadline will
continue to be accepted and reviewed; however, applicants may have less chance for
success of program admission and funding opportunities. Therefore, applicants are
strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please find information for the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences faculty available
at "Brescia Faculty and Research". You should contact only those members of faculty with whom you share research interests.
Items completed through online application:
Please ensure you make note of the components of the application before starting the
application. Components are completed as part of the online application and directions
will be included throughout the application process.
A minimum of one, research related reference is required for application to this program.
Referees should have first-hand knowledge of your abilities, be someone who oversaw
your work directly, and be able to provide an evaluation of your performance and potential
for graduate studies.
Please ensure you have asked your referee(s) if they will provide a reference for
you before entering their contact information into the application. Once you enter
their contact information, please advise your referee(s) to watch for an email from
the Western University Graduate Studies Admissions office. The referees should watch
for this email to be received 24 to 48 business hours after you have submitted their
information, and they should ensure this email has not gone to their spam email folder.
Supply transcripts for all post-secondary institutions you have attended. If you are
currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution you will need to upload transcripts
once your fall term grades have been added to the transcript, and in time to meet
the application deadline. You will be asked to submit official documentation only
if you are offered admission to the program. Instructions for uploading documents
are outlined in the application – please read carefully.
Your resume should be a maximum of two (2) pages and an additional one (1) page cover
letter. Please reference your past/current research and dietetic experience, your
future career goals, as well as your commitment to undertake the Master of Science
in Foods and Nutrition program - thesis stream.
Ensure you upload the completed Supplemental Questions document to the Supplemental Documents area of the online application (you will be
prompted to do this as part of the online application).
Invitation to attend an interview with a member of Brescia faculty will be made through
email, and applicants are advised to check their email frequently, including spam
or junk email folders. Interviews will be conducted either in person, through remote
means or in some cases by phone.
Notification of program acceptance will be made following interviews, to successful
candidates starting in March until all seats in the program have been filled. This
process may go into the Summer months.