Program Overview

Louisiana Tech University offers a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. This program enhances student’s knowledge on the relationships between diet and disease. This program provides students with graduate level relevant information on nutrition with an emphasis on applied dietetics. Many students who enroll in this program write a master’s thesis. However, students may work under the non-thesis option as well. Students completing the thesis or non-thesis option of the program will be required to complete a research project. This degree will only be awarded to individuals who are eligible to take the Registered Dietitians exam or those who are already registered dietitians.

All students enrolled will be required to complete the same nine hour core courses. These courses include topics such as Research Methodology, Microcomputer Applications in Research, graduate level statistics course, and other dietetics related topics. All students must also complete a research project. Students in the thesis option will complete the thesis, receiving 6 credit hours. These students will also complete a minimum of 9 hours of nutrition and dietetics course work. Thesis students may select another graduate course that is related to their area of study. Individuals may complete up to 6 hours in their chosen related field. All classes for this program are available online and can be taken part-time or full-time. This online learning environment allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree.

Students who wish to be accepted into this program must have a bachelor’s degree in a dietetics program from a regionally accredited college, a minimum overall 2.75 GPA, GRE (verbal + quantitative) scores above 290, and must follow admission application directions.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a bachelor’s degree and a verification statement of completion of a didactic program in dietetics that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the American Dietetic Association.

    School Overview

    Louisiana Tech University is a four-year public doctoral and research school located in Ruston, Louisiana.  The college opened in 1894 as The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana and changed its name over the years until 1970 when it adopted the current name.

    Louisiana Tech University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctor’s degrees, and certificates of completion. The school’s colleges and schools include:

    • College of Applied and Natural Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Science
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • Graduate School

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Louisiana Tech's Global Campus offers bachelor's and master's degrees online, as well as graduate certificates and certificates of completion.


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