We have name recognition

A Russell Sage nutrition degree means something in the field:

  • We are a top-three producer of nutrition degrees and certificates in New York state.
  • We are the ONLY accredited nutrition program in New York’s greater Capital Region.
  • Many employers look for a Sage-educated RDN above all others.
  • Hybrid convenience: Taught in a hybrid format of online and in-person classes, you’ll learn everything you need to take you to the next level.
  • We have incredible lab spaces: The Hannaford Nutrition and Physical Assessment Lab and the Manor Nutrition Sciences Lab are equipped with advanced research tools.
  • Opportunities for service: Students engage in research that supports community wellness efforts, like a recent project to help the United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Summer Meals Collaborative ensure it is meeting local children’s needs.
  • We are a leader in population health efforts: Department-sponsored events, like our annual lecture with CDPHP, are a major source of community health information.
  • We’ll put you on the path to become an RDN: With a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Dietetic Internship, you can sit for the exam necessary to become an RDN — even if your undergraduate degree is in an area other than nutrition.
  • Research-oriented: Our experts are tapped for research on issues like child wellness in Troy, New York.

Course Requirements

Credits and Completion

This is a 45-credit course of study that combines graduate-level ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses with master’s courses.

Full-time students may complete the program in as few as three semesters, while part-time students may complete the program at their own pace.  Additional prerequisite courses may apply.

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

The M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program is built around five major content areas:

  • nutrition science
  • dietetics
  • research
  • public health
  • 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.

Easily Apply

We offer rolling admission, so apply anytime, and you can start when you are ready — fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one- to two-page career goals essay
  • A resume
  • An RSC graduate school application
  • GRE scores are not required
Personal advising, experienced faculty

Our nutrition and dietetics master’s comes with a deep, Russell Sage-level of support from an assigned faculty advisor who works with you to ensure your success.

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

Sonya Hauser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science
RSC nutrition student in the lab

Your Future Career with a Master’s in Nutrition & Dietetics 

Professionals with a Nutrition and Dietetics degree pursue Dietetic Internships and the RDN credential and work in medical centers, sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs, community and public health settings, and universities and research settings.

Alumni of Sage’s Nutrition and Dietetics degree program work at Community Care Physicians, Cornell Cooperative Extension, hospitals and in New York State’s Women, Infants and Children programs.

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.

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