MSU Denver

About this Program

The Department of Nutrition offers a Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2 Program, where students earn two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in a total of five years. Both undergraduate and graduate level coursework in nutrition includes the opportunity to conduct and analyze research, enhance critical thinking and effective communication skills, and participate in experiential learning opportunities.

Students interested in the 3+2 Program will apply once they are enrolled as MSU Denver undergraduate students with a declared major in Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Nutrition and Dietetic 3+2 Program will meet the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements for students wanting to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) after the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) requirements change in 2024.

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


Degree Completion Options

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Important Deadlines

The Fall Application Cycle Opens on December 1st.

For Fall, the priority deadline is March 1st  Acceptance to the Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2 Program after the priority deadline is only granted if space in the program is available. The final application deadline for Fall is June 1st.

Becoming an RDN FAQ's

Proposed Tuition and Fees

3+2 FAQs

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Department of Nutrition


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