MSU Denver

Benefits of Earning your Degree at MSU Denver

Blending experiential learning with high quality education in a flexible hybrid format, this student-focused program will strengthen your research skills, expand your knowledge of advanced nutrition topics, bolster your communication skills, and set you up to be a leader in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

At MSU Denver, quality education is the focus. Our advanced curriculum provides experiential learning in a flexible format at an affordable price. Our MSND offers:

  • Convenient hybrid classes, allowing you to balance your graduate studies and life.
  • 8-week course blocks, providing timely degree progression and completion.
  • Experiential and service-learning projects, enhancing knowledge and skills relevant to the field.
  • Culturally responsive curriculum, leading to a more well-rounded expertise.
  • Small class sizes, providing more interaction and connection with peers and faculty.
  • A diverse faculty and student population, encouraging depth of thought in and out of the classroom
  • Research practicum experience, focused on addressing issues critical to diverse populations.

In 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will change the entry-level education requirements for dietitian registration eligibility from a Bachelor’s degree to a Master’s degree. In addition, students must obtain a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement. The MSND program does offer a DPD option.

Program Mission and Goals

The mission of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is to prepare diverse students to become nutrition leaders who practice effectively and contribute solutions for human health and healthcare challenges. The program’s goals are to:

  • Utilize experiential opportunities to prepare students to use evidence-based nutrition practice in their chosen profession
  • Prepare students to secure advanced nutrition-related employment in healthcare, government, industry, education or not-for-profit programs


Important Deadlines

For Fall 2022, the priority deadline is March 1, 2022. Acceptance after the priority deadline is only granted if space in the program is available. The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is June 1, 2022.

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