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Graduate Program Options in the Department of Nutrition

Designed to Enhance Your Personal and Professional Life

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Offering multiple graduate program options, the Department of Nutrition seeks to provide our graduate students with a top notch education centered around the student. Our faculty are focused on quality of student learning and we aim to provide students with challenging and up to date content in all graduate programming.

Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

  • The Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics provides experiential-focused education on advanced nutrition topics and delivers all course content in a convenient hybrid format.
  • The 39 credit hour MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics can be completed part-time or full-time.
  • Provides a Didactic Program in Dietetics option for those seeking to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)
  • Provides current RDNs with a challenging curriculum that advances knowledge and skills relevant to the field of nutrition

Human Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2

  • The Human Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2 Program is designed to allow students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in a 5 year timeframe.
  • This accelerated degree pathway allows students without a prior Bachelor's degree to more rapidly reach their goals of pursuing graduate studies and to move onto the next steps in their career which could include applying for Dietetic Internships (Master's degree required to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist starting January 1, 2024).

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science

  • The Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science provides quality education on advanced nutrition topics pertinent to current Registered Dietitians, healthcare professionals, or those seeking to expand nutrition knowledge for personal or professional growth.
  • The 12 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science is offered in a convenient hybrid format.

Dietetic Internship at MSU Denver

  • The Dietetic Internship (DI) at MSU Denver is approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • This challenging and rewarding internship program is cutting edge, providing a Clinical Instructor model that only few programs in the nation offer.
  • Provides a focus on Urban Nutrition and a thorough foundation in several domains of nutrition practice working with culturally-diverse populations in a variety of urban settings.


Important Deadlines

The priority application deadline for the MS in HND and the Grad Certificate for Fall 2021 is March 1. Acceptance after the priority deadline is only granted if space in the program is available. The final application deadline for Fall 2021 is June 1, 2021.

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