Master of Science in Dietetics

This is an online only advanced degree program for registered dietitians.

The online Master of Science in Dietetics is one of the most innovative in the country, taught through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, a consortium of universities who have banded together to offer online graduate programs. Our online master's program brings together eight universities. Kansas State University was the lead institution in starting this program.

For more information on the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, visit their website.

Graduates of Master of Science in Dietetics program will demonstrate the following:

  • application of cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management, and wellness to enhance dietetics practice
  • independent and critical thinking to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics
  • understanding of public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian
  • ability to advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice

Master's Program Requirements

During your degree program, you will take courses from a variety of the participating universities. You will enroll for all courses through your home institution, but the actual courses will be taught online from any of the participating universities and their faculty members. You do not need to travel to Kansas State University to complete your degree. However, we would be delighted to have you come to campus at any time and meet our faculty and resident graduate students. And we would love to have you come to campus and participate in commencement exercises when you complete your master's degree!

The speed of program completion will depend on how much time you can devote to taking classes. Many students in this program may be working professionals with job and family responsibilities which may limit the number of courses they can take each semester. The number of courses available each semester will grow as the program matures and more students enter the program. Taking two courses a semester (including summers) should allow you to complete the program in approximately three years. The more courses you take each semester, the faster you will finish.

Upon request, the student's graduate committee will evaluate whether graduate practicum credit earned prior to application will count toward the student's current degree plan on a case-by-case basis. It is the responsibility of the student to provide requested and appropriate documentation to facilitate evaluation.

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