Apr 21, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition and Food Systems (Dietetic Practice) MS


The Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems with an emphasis in Dietetic Practice is fully online and offers graduates opportunities to pursue careers in dietetics, child nutrition programs, food and nutrition services management, and community nutrition. The dietetic practice emphasis integrates graduate-level education and research with supervised practice activities to prepare entry-level dietitians who work to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. The program coordinates graduate coursework with the rotations in this accredited dietetic internship (and external accredited dietetic internships). Research in this emphasis focuses on activities and projects completed during the internship. Graduate students in this emphasis take courses in the three main areas of practice, including medical nutrition therapy, food systems management, and community nutrition. Additionally, courses in areas such as leadership, nutrition counseling and education, and health promotion complement the traditional areas of dietetics, creating a well-rounded food and nutrition professional. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements detailed in Admissions Requirements and Procedures , applicants must meet the following requirements and submit the following documents:

  1. Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Verification Statement
  2. Undergraduate DPD curriculum minimum GPA of 3.00 and science GPA of 2.7 with no grade lower than a "C"
  3. Official GRE scores
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Résumé
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation
  7. Successful applicants must be admitted to a dietetic internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

In addition to the requirements detailed in General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information , students must pass a criminal background check and obtain professional liability insurance.