This dual degree program enables you to complete your studies in nutrition and dietetics with a master’s degree. This option will be especially attractive to students who want to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Effective 2024, candidates for the RDN credential must hold a master’s degree in any discipline.
The undergraduate portion of this dual degree program focuses on the role of food, nutrition, and health in society. Integrating knowledge and research into course work, the curriculum provides you with an understanding of basic sciences and theoretical and applied aspects of nutrition and dietetics.
The curriculum fully meets the foundational knowledge and learning outcomes in the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation standards established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
These standards are known collectively as the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and they are met by taking the full set of courses required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Learn more about the NYU Steinhardt DPD.
The graduate portion of this program prepares you for dietetic internships that enable you to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) examination. Learn more about how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.