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How to apply

Are you considering applying for the Fall 2021 intake for the MScFN Thesis Stream Program?

Submit an online application through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

Applications open Monday, November 2, 2020

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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.

Submission Requirements


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. 
Supplemental Questions

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).

Selection Process

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.