Become an authority on nutrition.

With a master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, you’ll be prepared to pursue the RDN credential and work in a variety of settings, including health care, public health, education, research and private practice.


The master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics will allow you to pursue a career in field that offers many opportunities.

This program is designed for those without an undergraduate background in nutrition who want to complete the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).


Our small, interactive classes allow for personal attention from experienced faculty. Faculty are diverse and talented, highly credentialed teachers who are also authors, researchers, practitioners and leaders in their fields. They’ll encourage, challenge and support you — and provide programs of study that connect the classroom to the world beyond.

Program Distinctions

This program is designed for students without undergraduate backgrounds in nutrition who want to become an RDN, combining ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses with master’s courses.

Once the DPD courses are completed, you’ll be eligible to pursue a dietetic internship program, which is the next step on the path to becoming an RDN.

Full-time students can complete their master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in as few as three semesters, while part-time students can complete at their own pace.

“We get to deliver a rigorous, competitive science-based curriculum, but we get to do it in small classes.”

Sonya Hauser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science 
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Your Future

Graduates of our M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program go on to pursue Dietetic Internships and the RDN credential. They have careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, as well as pursue doctoral degrees and advanced certificates.


Graduates of the program are employed at:

  • Community Care Physicians
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Hospitals
  • New York State Women, Infants and Children Programs

You can go on to work in hospitals and health care facilities, sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs, community and public health settings, universities and medical centers and research settings — the opportunities and potential for growth in the field of nutrition are exceptional.

Dietetic Internship Program

After completing your master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, you’ll be eligible to apply for an accredited Dietetic Internship program. Many students go on to pursue Russell Sage College’s Dietetic Internship program.

You’ll get a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice, preparing you to take the next step: passing the CDR’s dietetic registration exam.

Learning Experience

The M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program is built around five major content areas: nutrition science, dietetics, research, public health and nutrition communication. Taught in a hybrid format of online and in-person classes, you’ll learn everything you need to take you to the next level.

Course Objectives

  • research analysis and interpretation
  • writing, communication and professional presentation
  • critical thinking
  • ability to evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition interventions
  • medical nutrition therapy
  • confidence using evidence-based guidelines in practice

Application Requirements

  • official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • two letters of recommendation
  • 1-2 page career goals essay
  • current resume

Deadline: Rolling admission
Start date: Fall, Spring, Summer semester

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Associate Professor
Dietetic Internship Director
Assistant Professor, Nutrition Science