Online Master of Science in Nutritional Science (Dietetics)

The Master of Science in nutritional science (dietetics) program is designed for registered dietitians seeking an advanced dietetics degree. This curriculum emphasizes the scientific foundations of nutrition and reinforces abilities such as project management, interpreting research and critical inquiry.

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Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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The master’s in dietetics is designed for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to advance their careers in any field of health. The dietetics degree combines dietetics research skills and strategies with statistics so you can better conduct advanced nutrition research or lead nutrition decisions within your field of health. Customize your master’s in dietetics degree by selecting from multiple electives including evidence-based nutrition, sports nutrition or pediatric nutrition, as well as nutrition policies, and obesity prevention. This degree is focused on practical application in dietetics and health care settings and there is no thesis component.

The ASU Online Master of Science in nutritional science (dietetics) program is designed for RDNs with at least one year of experience in the field. It provides an opportunity to pursue advanced education and develop professional competencies in dietetics, leading to a variety of positive outcomes for individuals and communities.

While students are required to have one year of professional experience as a registered dietitian to qualify for admission to this master’s in dietetics program, you do not need to be employed when applying or while earning your degree. Additionally, the program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Dietetics master classes

RDNs earning their advanced dietetics degree with ASU Online explore courses that emphasize relevant topics in the field while supporting more general professional skills. The master’s in dietetics curriculum, which encompasses 10 total classes and 30 credit hours, includes:


NTR 502 Statistics in Research


NTR 500 Research Methods 1


NTR 501 Research Methods 2


Elective

Pediatric Nutrition Seminar


Elective

Ethics and Policy of American Diets Seminar


Elective

Nutrigenomics Seminar


Elective

Evidenced-Based Nutrition


Culminating experience

Applied Project


Related careers

While this master’s in dietetics program has a specific group of professionals as its potential student base, graduates are able to explore different opportunities in the field. Possible career outcomes include:

Dietitians

Postsecondary health specialty teacher

Nutritionist

Project manager

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Apply to the master of dietetics program

The Master of Science in nutritional science (dietetics) program has clearly defined educational and professional standards.

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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