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M.S. in Dietetics


Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition and Fees

Contact information



Program Description

The online Master of Science (M.S.) in Dietetics is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). This 36‐credit hour online M.S. in Dietetics prepares registered dietitians to practice dietetics at an advanced level and/or to pursue doctoral study.

Learn to design and lead effective food and nutrition programs in a variety of settings by applying advanced nutrition principles learned in this program. Develop research skills, stimulate independent thought, and learn up‐to‐date knowledge in Medical Nutrition Therapy and foodservice business management.  Integrate and apply principles from the biomedical sciences, human behavior, and management. This online program is a degree tailored for credentialed, practicing registered dietitians who seek to enhance their knowledge in a specific area of dietetics practice or prepare for advanced career opportunities in a dietetics practice.

Students in the online M.S. in Dietetics program will be able to accomplish the following items.

The Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of 11 universities offering fully online graduate programs.  For more information the Great Plains IDEA consortium go to: www.gpidea.org


Dietetics Brochure.pdf


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Sample Plan of Study

Required Core Courses: (9 CREDITS)

Elective Courses: (21 CREDITS)

Thesis (6 CREDITS)

Students will complete a thesis under the direction of their major professor and committee. The student's thesis problem is preferably a topic related to his/her dietetics practice, results of which may add to the body of knowledge and support evidence-based dietetics practice.

Total Credits: 36


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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's will be added at a later date.



Graduate Faculty

For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the M.S. in Dietetics bulletin page




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For current admission requirements, visit the M.S. in Dietetics bulletin page.


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Contact Information

NDSU Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science
Phone: 701-231-7474
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/hnes/dietetics_on_line/

NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-5945
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Web: www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/


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