This curriculum provides advanced academic training leading to an MS degree for students who also seek the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
If you have not yet obtained a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Verification Statement, you must complete the foundational DPD courses in nutrition and dietetics, which meet both prerequisite requirements to study at the master's level and eligibility requirements for applying to ACEND- accredited dietetic internships. You do not need to complete a DPD before applying to the 40-credit clinical nutrition master's degree.
Students who have already completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited program and obtained a DPD Verification Statement may begin taking graduate-level courses upon acceptance to this degree.
Learn more about becoming a Registered Dietitian.
Learn more about the NYU Steinhardt DPD and read the DPD Handbook.