Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program Details

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MSND) provides advanced training that enhances knowledge in the field of nutrition and clinical dietetics. The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some of the features of the MSND program include:

  • Fully online program that can be completed in 2.5 years.
  • Synchronous delivery of classes.
  • Total credits to complete the program range from 31-37 depending on plan option.
  • High publication rate for student capstone projects and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Nationally recognized faculty experts in sub-disciplinary nutrition fields.
  • Most courses are taught by PhD faculty who are Registered Dietitians.

Completion of the MSND program alone does not result in the attainment of the registered dietitian (RD) designation, nor eligibility to take the registration exam. 

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Transfer credits

Transfer credit may be considered for coursework completed prior to admission, with exclusion of NDS 678: Research Methods. Due to the content of the MSND Research Methods course, courses offered at other institutions do not sufficiently prepare the student for the NDS 798/799 capstone experience. 

Any courses considered for transfer, other than NDS 678, must be in compliance with our graduate transfer credit policy found in the graduate bulletin. Questions regarding processing of credits earned prior to admission to the MSND program may be directed to the graduate program director.  


MSND program cost and fees

We're committed to keeping costs low while providing a top-tier education. There are discounted online tuition rates for the military, veterans, federal employees, and state of Michigan employees.

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Credit by Examination (CBE) is available only for the internship credits (NDS 674, 675, 676). The cost for the exams is at a rate of $50 per credit hour or $600 for all 12 credits. Only those students who have previously completed an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-approved dietetic internship program are eligible for CBE.  

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