The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences option in Dietetics is ideal for those
working in dietetics who want to enhance their skills and advance their careers. Offered
fully online, the program provides maximum flexibility for credentialed, practicing
dietitians. This master's program is designed for Registered Dietitians (RDs), individuals
who are RD eligible or those who hold a Didactic Program in Dietetics verification
The 36-hour, 100-percent online dietetics degree can be completed at your desired
pace so you can balance your education with your professional and personal responsibilities.
Typically, students complete the master's program in three years, taking one or two
courses a semester. This program is offered as part of the Great Plains Interactive
Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).
This program is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA),
which allows you to take courses from alliance universities across the country and
leverage the expertise of renowned faculty.
Dietitians can 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, RD
Students applying to the online dietetics 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.