Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health


Nutrition and Dietetics (40-Credit Program)
With a concentration in Clinical Nutrition

This master of science program prepares students for careers as dietitians in health care, community, and private practice settings, as food industry specialists in public relations and media, and as nutrition educators in health care, community or health care programs. This program allows students to meet the registration eligibility requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as well as to obtain a Master of Science degree.

The Department offers additional master's degree options to students who already hold the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential or are not interested in becoming RDs. These include:

Clinical Nutrition (HOND-CNU) 34-credit option for Registered Dietitians and RD-eligible individuals. See full program description.

Foods and Nutrition (HOND-FNU) 34-credit option only for applicants who hold a health care credential (RD, RN, MD, DDS, RPh) and are interested in nutrition but not interested in becoming licensed. See full program description.

Information Sessions

Are you interested in pursuing a master's degree in nutrition?  Learn more about our programs at an upcoming information session.  The next info session is Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6pm in Kimball Hall.  If you have a question, please contact Fred Tripp, graduate program advisor.  Please click here to RSVP.