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Master of Science in Dietetics (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

The dietetics master's degree program is for registered dietitians or individuals who are registration-eligible.

Students in this program will learn:

  • Cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management and wellness to enhance dietetics practice
  • New research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics
  • Public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian
  • How to advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Dietetics program is offered through:

  • Colorado State University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Requirements

  • Have a verification statement from an accredited didactic program in dietetics. You can choose to complete the master’s degree prior to completing an internship or after the internship while working.
  • Fulfill (or meet) the entrance requirements for a master’s program at your home university. Typically, this requires a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average, or 3.0 on the last 60 hours of coursework in the undergraduate degree.
  • The GRE or GMAT may be required by some participating universities. Check with the campus coordinator at your home university to determine if this is a requirement for admission.

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)