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Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics FAQs


No, we do not require the GRE for the MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

There is not an "all online" option. The MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics is offered as a hybrid program which includes both online content and face-to-face meeting sessions for each course.

The face-to-face portion of courses in the MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics meet once a week and are typically offered in the evenings during the weekdays. To view other scheduled courses, visit the course schedule page

If you don't have a 3.0 GPA from your undergraduate degree, you can still apply to our program. You may be able to be "admitted with requirements." Requirements to stay in the program include maintaining a 3.0 GPA your first semester of courses.

We accept students for both full-time and part-time tracks. 

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

Yes, we accept students for fall and spring start dates for the MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Applications deadlines can be found on the website for the current application cycle.

Students with a prior Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement can complete the DI and MS in HND programs at the same time. You are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss completing both programs concurrently.

For students without a prior DPD verification statement who are pursuing the MS in HND program with the DPD option, you cannot complete the DI and MS program at the same time. Students in the MS + DPD program can apply to dietetic internships during the last semester of their studies.

For further questions, please email us at gradnutrition@msudenver.edu.

Students who are accepted into the MS in HND program are not automatically enrolled in or accepted into the Dietetic Internship program. The Dietetic Internship requires a separate application process.

For more information about the application process and your eligibility for the Dietetic Internship, schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling 303-615-0990 or emailing nutrition@msudenver.edu.

Yes, you can. Your application for admission and all application material received by the University will be valid for up to two semesters beyond the term of application. This means, for example, that if you are accepted for a fall semester start date but choose to not attend in fall semester, you can defer your start date to spring or summer semester. After this time, files will no longer be maintained for applicants who are accepted but did not enroll for more than two semesters. Applicants wishing to attend and be accepted into the program after that period must submit a new application/application materials along with an application fee.

You can expect to hear from us within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline. After your application is submitted, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Department of Nutrition at 303-615-0990.

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