The MS program in Nutritional Science and Dietetics offers two tracks. The nutritional science track is designed to prepare graduate students for doctoral programs and professional school (medicine, podiatry, physician's assistant, dental). Graduates are also employed in government, industry, community, and not for profit organizations. Graduates who are registered dietitians are prepared to work in hospitals, dietetics management, or community nutrition.
The dietetics track is designed to meet the supervised practice and course requirements to qualify graduates to take the Registration Examinations for Dietitian and Nutritionists (RDN exam). Upon graduation and completion of the RDN exam graduates work in multiple areas including hospitals, wellness, large food service operations, business and industry, community health programs, management, and entrepreneurial or private practice.
Research opportunities include focus on vitamin or mineral metabolism, muscle energy metabolism, bone metabolism, energy metabolism, nutrition education, medical nutrition therapy, management in dietetics, and international or community nutrition.
Graduate Program Requirements