MSU Denver

Program Curriculum

Experiential learning is a focus in our curriculum. Throughout this program you will see growth in your content knowledge, leadership skills, and networking opportunities.

Courses are offered in 8-week blocks and delivered in hybrid format partnering the best of online education and face-to-face learning. Engaging in the classroom with peers and faculty members deepens the learning experience, broadens perspective, and will strengthen your professional network. The online content of the hybrid format enhances the convenience of the program, allowing us to meet your needs as a busy individual.

During COVID-19, our courses have transitioned to online hybrid with a synchronous virtual component. It is anticipated that we will return to in person learning starting Fall 2021. 

Degree Completion Options

Students enrolled in the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics can complete the degree as either a full-time or part-time student.

Students enrolled in the full-time option will:

  • complete all required courses within a 2 year timeframe
  • enroll in approximately 7-12 credit hours per semester, or 3-6 credit hours per 8-week term
  • focus on up to 2 courses maximum during each 8-week term

Students enrolled in the part-time option will:

  • complete all required courses within a 3 year timeframe
  • enroll in approximately 3-7 credit hours per semester, or 1-4 credit hours per 8-week term
  • focus on 1 course at a time or up to 2 courses maximum during each 8-week term

Advising Snapshots

Sample Advising Snapshots

The following advising snapshots are for students entering the program with all required prerequisites completed. For more information about required program prerequisites, please visit our Application and Admissions page. Students admitted to the MSND are advised to follow the provided sample advising snapshots to avoid scheduling issues during their degree, to ensure timely completion of their degree, and to ensure a seat in the courses outlined for each semester of study.

Fall 21 – Spring 22 MSND Full Time Advising Snapshot
Fall 21 – Spring 22 MSND Part Time Advising Snapshot
Fall 22 MSND Full Time Advising Snapshot
Fall 22 MSND Part Time Advising Snapshot

Sample Advising Snapshots with Prerequisites

The following advising snapshots are for students entering the program needing to complete one or both of the final nutrition prerequisite courses. For more information about required program prerequisites, please visit our Application and Admissions page. Students admitted to the MSND are advised to follow the provided sample advising snapshots to avoid scheduling issues during their degree, to ensure timely completion of their degree, and to ensure a seat in the courses outlined for each semester of study.

Fall 21 – Spring 22 MSND Full Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 3170 & NUT 4800
Fall 21 – Spring 22 MSND Full Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 4800
Fall 21 – Spring 22 MSND Part Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 3170 & NUT 4800
Fall 21 – Spring 22 MSND Part Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 4800
Fall 22 MSND Full Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 3170 & NUT 4800
Fall 22 MSND Full Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 4800
Fall 22 MSND Part Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 3170 & NUT 4800
Fall 22 MSND Part Time Advising Snapshot with NUT 4800

MSND Course Descriptions