Benefits of the Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2 Program

Until students accumulate 120 credit hours, 3+2 students will be classified as undergraduates for financial aid and Colorado Opportunity Fund purposes (COF applies to courses numbered 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 only). Upon successful completion of all requirements for both degrees, students will receive both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree during commencement. This degree meets the didactic program in dietetics (DPD) requirements as outlined by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).


Proposed Tuition & Fees

The proposed tuition for the undergraduate level courses can be found here.

The proposed tuition for the graduate level courses is $550/credit hour for residents and $650/credit hour for non-residents. Proposed tuition and fee schedules are outlined below.

Financial Aid

Financial aid information can be found on the MSU Denver Financial Aid website.

Graduate Proposed Tuition and Fees


Scholarships & Assistantships

Department of Nutrition Scholarships

The Department of Nutrition awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students annually. For graduate scholarships, eligibility requirements include: being enrolled in a master’s program in the Department of Nutrition, completion of at least 10 graduate credit hours at MSU Denver, a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA, completion of a FAFSA (financial need may be considered). Details concerning this scholarship are emailed to all enrolled graduate students when the scholarship application cycle approaches.

POHA-Denver Diversify Nutrition Grant Scholarships & Stipends

The Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans grant housed within the Department of Nutrition offers students enrolled in a nutrition graduate program the opportunity to apply for an annual $5,000 POHA-Denver Diversify Nutrition scholarship or stipend. More information can be found on the POHA-Denver Diversify Nutrition Grant website.

Financial Aid Scholarships

General scholarships are available through the Financial Aid office scholarship application. Students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships annually.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarships

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers scholarships to assist students in their academic endeavors. Foundation scholarship applications open in March and close in April each year. Students must be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to apply.

Department of Nutrition Graduate Assistantships

The Department of nutrition opens applications for work-study and non-work-study graduate assistant positions every spring for the following academic year. All current and new graduate students will receive an email concerning this application process in the spring of each academic year. Applications are accepted once annually in the spring. Assistantship positions can include either Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships within the Department of Nutrition. For questions about graduate assistantships, contact [email protected].