The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences option in Dietetics is tailored for
credentialed, practicing dietitians; individuals who are Registered-Dietitian (RD)
eligible; or those who hold a Didactic Program in Dietetics verification statement.
This program is ideal for those working in dietetics and seeking new career opportunities. All new dietitians will be required to hold a master’s or doctoral degree to be considered
eligible to sit for theCommission on Dietetic Registration(CDR) registration exam, beginning on January 1, 2024.
The 36-hour master’s program is offered 100-percent online and can be completed at
your desired pace. Courses are semester-based and coursework must be completed to
meet assignment deadlines. Typically, students complete the master's program in three
years, taking one or two courses a semester.
This program is designed to allow dietitians to customize their degree to specialize
in a preferred area of dietetics, including: dietetic entrepreneurship; financial
management; chronic disease prevention; nutrition for exercise and sport; research
in dietetics; nutrition for aging populations; maternal and infant nutrition; obesity;
medical nutrition therapy; and nutrition in cancer and immunology.
"As a dietitian, I felt the program was well-tailored to the professional
population who already had clinical experience. In my profession, it’s becoming more
and more vital to have a master’s degree and I appreciate the fact that I will be
able to readily apply this additional knowledge to my practice.”
- Jessica LaForce MS in Dietetics graduate
Students applying to the program:
Must hold the credential of Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist;
Must have met both the academic and supervised requirements of the Commission on Dietetic
Registration and be ready to sit for the national credentialing exam
Must hold a verification statement in a Didactic Program in Dietetics
Students may apply in fall, spring or summer. It is recommended that application materials
be submitted at least three months prior to the preferred starting term. To apply,
submit the following: