Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

The master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is a 40 credit hour program that provides students the opportunity to select courses to meet their individual needs and professional goals. Completion of a thesis or project is required. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is not a route to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Students with an undergraduate degree other than nutrition should investigate our post-baccalaureate program, which is a route to become a Registered Dietitian.


Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE with a combined score of 900 or higher on verbal and quantitative sections with a 4.0 or above on the analytical writing section OR a combined score of 800 or higher with a 4.5 or higher on the writing section

Application Deadline

  • March 1 for Fall enrollment
  • October 1 for Spring enrollment

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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