The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics 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.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • All degree requirements are completed online; students are not required to attend classes on the CMU campus in Mount Pleasant.
  • Fully online since the late 1990's.
  • Synchronous delivery of classes.
  • High publication rate for student capstone projects and peer reviewed journals.
  • Faculty are nationally recognized experts in sub-disciplinary nutrition fields.
  • Most courses are taught by Ph.D. faculty who are Registered Dietitians.
NOTE: Completion of this M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program alone does not result in the attainment of the registered dietitian (RD) designation, nor eligibility to take the registration exam. 

*Transfer credit may be considered for coursework completed prior to admission, with exclusion of NDS 678: Research Methods. Due to the content of the M.S.N.D. 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 CMU’s Graduate Transfer Credit Policy found in the Graduate Bulletin available at Once admitted, all coursework must be completed through CMU’s On-line M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program. Questions regarding processing of credits earned prior to admission to the M.S.N.D. program may be directed to the graduate program director.  

Additional information on the pathway to becoming a registered dietitian may be obtained at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website (click on becoming a RD). 

Degree at a Glance

Delivery: Fully Online.​

Credits: 31 – 37 (Depending on plan option).

Current tuition rates.

*Credit By Examination for internship credits (12 hours) @ $40 per credit hour.

Student Service Fee: $225 per semester.

Completion in approximately 2.5 years.
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics.

*On-campus graduation ceremony available.