Program Overview

The 31 to 37 credit-hour Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree is designed to provide advanced training in human nutritional sciences for new and experienced professionals. Its objectives are to enhance the graduate's knowledge base and expertise in the continually advancing field of nutrition and clinical dietetics. In addition, the program is designed to provide graduates with the quantitative and methodological knowledge necessary to better interpret the scientific literature to conduct their own nutritional research. Includes such courses as: Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, and Research Methods in Nutrition.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work.

    The MS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics also requires you submit:

    • ​​three letters of recommendation from former professors or professionals in the field of nutrition and dietetics or other health-related professions
    • 2-3 page essay detailing your professional goals and qualifications for the program
    • successful completion of Statistics course strongly recommended​

    School Overview

    Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and was originally founded in 1892 as a school for teachers and business education. Today, CMU is the fourth largest institution in Michigan and is also among the 100 largest public universities nationally.

    Two hundred academic programs are available at CMU at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant. Academic divisions include:

    • the College of Business Administration
    • the College of Communication and Fine Arts
    • the College of Education and Human Services
    • the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
    • the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • the College of Medicine
    • the College of Science and Engineering
    • the College of Graduate Studies

    Central Michigan University has offered degree programs through its Global Campus unit to working adults for more than 40 years. The University operates a network of CMU Learning Centers in more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels, including non-degree certifications.


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