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Program Details

Eastern Michigan University offers an online Master of Science in Dietetics degree (MS-CP) for those wanting to obtain registered dietitian credentials to ensure a variety of employment opportunities. This program combines classroom instruction with 1,200 hours of supervised practice lab experiences. It is an intensive degree completed in 24 months. Admission requirements to the program include satisfying prerequisites classes with a GPA of 2.75, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Career opportunities in dietetics are varied and jobs are potentially available in clinical areas in hospitals, long-term care facilities, specialized health care environments, and at insurance companies. Likewise, a Master’s degree in Dietetics offers the potential to work for federal and state programs like Women, Infant and Children’s Nutrition Program, Head Start, Area of Aging, the FDA, and the USDA.

The MS in Dietetics is a 73- to 76-credit-hour program. Courses include: Nutrition Therapy I, II, III, and IV; Food Systems I and II; Nutrition of the Lifecycle; Nutrient Metabolism- Macronutrients and Micronutrients; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Research and Design Methods; Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian; Introductory Statistics; Seminar in Dietetics; Advanced Topics in Food and Nutrition; Food and Culture; and Thesis or Non-Thesis Research.


Four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program. Two letters of recommendation. Resume. Personal Statements.

Accreditation & Licensing

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

The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).


EMU is an approved State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) participant and approved to offer online programs to students living in any SARA member state. Students residing in Massachusetts are not approved.