MSU Denver

About this Program

Blending experiential learning with high quality education in a flexible hybrid format, this student-focused Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MSND) 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. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program does offer a DPD option, where students can prepare themselves for a career path as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the new CDR requirment.*

Effective January 1, 2024, the CDR will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a RDN.  In addition, students must obtain a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Mission and Goals

Curriculum

Degree Completion Options

Admission Requirements and Application Process

MSND Student Handbook

Current students should be familiar with the MSND Student Handbook 2022-2023.

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option

One of the career options for students pursuing the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MSND) is to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). The MSND program provides the option to receive a DPD verification statement. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option is a required initial step in the education and training of dietetics professionals. In order to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a DPD Verification Statement is required.Please review the MSND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option Handout below for more details about the MSND + DPD track.

DPD Mission and Goals

Becoming an RDN FAQs

Tuition and Fees

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics FAQs

Accreditation

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MSU Denver’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 ext. 5400
http://www.eatrightPRO.org/ACEND.

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Department of Nutrition

Phone:
303-615-0990

Office Location:
West Classroom 240

Office Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nutrition
Campus Box 33N
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362