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Nutrition and Dietetics

Program Overview

Our master of science in nutrition and dietetics provides advanced training for new and experienced nutrition professionals who want to help their clients make better choices based on the very latest nutritional advice. Develop the quantitative skills to analyze information in this fascinating and constantly evolving field.

Please note: this program does not fulfill the requirements needed to sit for the RD exam. Contact the program director or visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website for more information. 

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: On Campus, Online
Program Length: 2.5 years
Credit Hours: 31 - 37

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

In 2024, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require all new Registered Dietitians to have a master's degree. To be competitive in the profession, now is the time to earn your master of science degree in nutrition and dietetics.

At CMU, our program provides advanced training in nutritional sciences for new and experienced professionals to stay current in the field and gain excellent credentials for career advancement. Conduct and analyze research side by side with faculty and gain expertise to better interpret today's scientific literature.

Save up to 30 percent of the cost of your master's degree. If you have completed a dietetic internship and haven't received graduate credit for it, you may apply for a maximum of 12 semester hours of Credit by Examination (CBE).

The master's degree in nutrition and dietetics is available in two focuses to match your professional goals: thesis or coursework.

Program Highlights

With a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from CMU, you'll:

  • Complete all your courses online, so you can complete your degree while working or balancing family obligations.
  • Benefit from live-streamed delivery of lessons, engaging online discussions and multiple participation formats.
  • Gain valuable industry credentials by getting published — CMU has a high publication rate for student capstone projects and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Learn from a faculty team with nationally-recognized experts in sub-disciplinary nutrition fields; most courses are taught by Ph.D. faculty who are Registered Dietitians.

Careers & Outcomes

This program readies you for opportunities and career paths in many health and wellness settings that relate to diet and nutrition. It's an open and popular area of expertise that applies to many rewarding vocations.

Career Projected Salary
Food Service Manager $59,440
Dietetic Technician $29,610
Dietary Aid $23,799
Dietitian $66,450

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