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SchoolProgram ConcentrationCreditsCost per credit* Tuition only, does not include feesSupervised Practice Program (SPP) credits considered to count toward degreeGRE Required?Thesis/ Non-Thesis OptionWebsite
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Online Graduate Degree Programs
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Abilene Christian UniversityCommunity36$875NoNohttp://www.acu.edu/graduate/academics/nutrition.html
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Appalachian State UniversityNutrition (Public Health)39In-State: $267; Out-of-State: $925Yes (waivers may be granted)Capstone Project https://online.appstate.edu/programs/id/nutrition-ms; https://nutrition.appstate.edu/academics/graduate-programs-public-health-nutrition
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Arizona State UniversityMedical Nutrition30$600YesApplied Projecthttps://chs.asu.edu/programs/medical-nutrition-ms
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Auburn UniversityNutrition30-33In State: $504, Out-of-State: $1512YesBothhttp://bulletin.auburn.edu/thegraduateschool/graduatedegreesoffered/nutritionmsphd_major/
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Benedictine UniversityNutrition and Wellness33$1,300No
Thesis or Nutr Entrepreneurship courses
http://www.ben.edu/college-of-education-and-health-services/nutrition/ms-nutrition-wellness.cfm
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Bowling Green State UniversityFood & Nutrition39-40In State: $445, Out-of-State: $456YesBoth & Comprehensive Exam optionhttps://www.bgsu.edu/distance-learning/browse-programs/graduate/master-food-and-nutrition.html
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Buffalo State - SUNYNutrition in Multidisciplinary Studies30In-State: $462; Out-of-State: $555NoNon-thesishttps://suny.buffalostate.edu/programs?bpid=563
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Cedar CrestMaster in Nutrition36$695 (cost is reduced for those accepted into DI/MHSc)12 credits from Cedar Crest's DI; 9 credits from other SPPsNoNon-thesis Capstone Practicumhttp://www.cedarcrest.edu/sage/mhs/index.shtm
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Central Michigan UniversityNutrition and Dietetics31-37$555NoThesishttps://www.cmich.edu/global/programs//Pages//degrees.aspx?dc=MS-N&cc=000
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College of Saint Elizabeth (2 concentrations)Community Nutrition & Wellness 30$1,001NoThesishttp://cse.smartcatalogiq.com/2016-2017/academic-catalog/academic-programs/foods-and-nutrition/ms-in-nutrition
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Entrepreneurial Nutr Practice (both have option of MS/DI)
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Eastern Carolina UniversityNutrition33In State: $228, Out-of-State: $860YesBothhttp://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/nutr/graduate.cfm
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Eastern Michigan UniversityNutrition 30-36$788Yes from any SPPNoBothhttp://catalog.emich.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=11476
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Framingham State UniversityM.Ed. Concentration in Nutrition Education Specialization in Nutrition Education
40$1,220 per course; 1 course = 4 credits; so $305 per creditNoNon-thesis w/ online comprehensive exam
https://www.framingham.edu/academics/graduate-studies/graduate-degree-programs/master-of-educ-nutritioned-nutred-speclst/master-of-education-concentration-in-nutrition-education-specialization-in-nutrition-education-specialist
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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady UnivNutritional Sciences OR Health Administration30$600Check siteThesis/Internship optionhttp://www.ololcollege.edu/academics/academic-programs/curriculum/master-of-science-in-nutritional-sciences-msns/thesis
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Georgia State UniversityHealth Sciences in Nutrition36In State: $398, Out-of-State: $1,259YesBothhttps://nutrition.gsu.edu/academics/graduate/master-of-science/
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Great Plains IDEA Consortium of 8 universitiesOnly RDNs or RDN eligible individuals can apply.: Concentrations in Clinical nutrition, Community and Public Health Nutrition, Healthcare Administration, Management, Food Science, and Food Service Management36$580YesThesis or Projecthttps://www.gpidea.org/program/dietetics
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)Food & Nutrition36In State: $483, Out-of-State: $725NoBothhttp://www.iup.edu/foodnutrition/grad/food-nutrition-ms/
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Kansas State UniversityNutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Sciences30-35$574Yes (waivers may be granted)
Non-thesis with option to do a thesis
 https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/fndh/graduate/masters/nutrition-dietetics-sensory-sciences-ms/index.html
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Loma Linda UniversityNutrition Care Management48$734YesCheck websitehttp://alliedhealth.llu.edu/academics/nutrition-and-dietetics/degree-options-nutrition-and-dietetics
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Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaNutrition33-36In State: $527, Out-of-State: $789NoCapstone project/Thesishttps://www.mansfield.edu/nutrition/nutrition-masters-degree/index.cfm
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Middle Tennessee State UniversityLeadership in Nutrition 30-31In State: $575, Out-of-State: $8546 credits from any SPPYes (waivers may be granted)Capstone projectwww.MTSU.edu/MPS
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Murray State UniversityDietetic Internship Concentration 38$54424 credits from Murray State's programYesResearch is required (8 credits)http://www.murraystate.edu/academics/CollegesDepartments/nursing-and-health-professions/AHS/NutritionDieteticsandFoodManagement/MasterofScienceDegree.aspx
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North Carolina Central UniversityFamily and Consumer Sciences, Nutritional Sciences 33In State: $593, Out-of-State: $2,212NoThesis/Internship optionhttp://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/humansciences/gradprograms.cfm
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North Carolina State UniversityNutrition36In State: $412, Out-of-State: $1008YesNon-thesishttps://online-distance.ncsu.edu/program/master-of-nutrition/
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Northeastern UniversityFood & Nutrition45$646NoCheck websitehttp://www.northeastern.edu/online/degrees/masters-applied-nutrition/admissions.php
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Nova Southeastern UniversityGeneralist 42$5956 credits from any SPPNoCapstonehttps://osteopathic.nova.edu/ms-nutrition/index.html
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Sports Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy
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Oklahoma State UniversityDietetics36$565YesNon-thesis Capstonehttp://humansciences.okstate.edu/gpidea/dietetics.html
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Pennsylvania State UniversityNutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Leadership and Research30$9246 credits (from PSU's DI)YesCapstone projecthttp://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-nutritional-sciences-masters-degree/overview
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Rutgers University School of Health Professions
Clinical Nutrition (MS) -- only for graduates of the Rutgers DI program with their RDN31$736NoThesis
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Sage CollegesApplied Nutrition30$680NoCheck websitehttps://www.sage.edu/academics/programs-degrees/health-sciences/nutrition-applied-nutrition/
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Samford University Clinical Nutrition and General Nutrition 34$81325 credits (from Samford's DI)YesCapstone project https://www.samford.edu/publichealth/master-of-science-in-nutrition
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Simmons UniversityNutrition and Health Promotion (Wellness or Entreprenuership Concentration)31$1,100NoThesis for the Wellness Track; Non-thesis for the Entrenuership trackhttp://www.simmons.edu/academics/graduate-programs/nutrition-and-health-promotion-ms
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SUNY OneontaNutrition and Dietetics (Combined MS/DI option) 36Check websiteNoCheck websitehttps://www.oneonta.edu/academics/dieteticinternship-ms/
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Texas Tech UniversityNutrition and Dietetics (requires a DPD Verification Statement)33~$450YesExit Examhttp://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ns/masters/online_masters.php
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Tufts University (Freidman School)Nutrition Science and Nutrition Policy (note: this is a blended program which requires a one week residency in Boston each semester to supplement the online component.)30$1,888Yes (waivers may be granted)Thesishttps://nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-nutrition-science-policy
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University of Alabama (3 concentrations)Human Nutrition30$420NoCheck websitehttps://bamabydistance.ua.edu/degrees/ms-in-human-nutrition/index.php
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Community Nutrition
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Clinical Nutrition
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University of Alabama at Birmingham (4 concentrations)Lifestyle Management & Disease Prevention36Cost: $656 (in-state); $1,363 (out-of-state)YesNon-thesishttp://www.uab.edu/shp/nutrition/
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Dietitian Education Program Track (Coordinated Program in Dietetics)58*NoNon-thesis
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Clinical Track/ Dietetic Internship *includes 24 credit hours of practicum
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Research Track37YesThesis
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University of Alaska AnchorageGeneralist30$1,028NoBothhttps://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/school-of-allied-health/academics/dietetics-nutrition/msdn.cshtml
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University of ArizonaApplied Nutrition30$650NoNon-thesishttps://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/graduate/graduate-certificate-applied-nutrition-gcan
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University of Central ArkansasNutrition (MS)30-36$37412 credits from any SPPNoBothuca.edu/facs
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University of GeorgiaCommunity Nutrition30$638YesCapstone projecthttp://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/graduate-m.s.-non-thesis-community-nutrition-online or https://online.uga.edu/degrees-certificates/master-science-foods-nutrition-community-nutrition
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University of HoustonNutrition36$478YesCapstone projecthttp://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/graduate-programs/master-of-science-in-nutrition/Post-acceptance/
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University of New EnglandObesity and Health Promotion, Nutrition and Disease Prevention, Business, Social Media and Entrepreneurship (note:If graduate credit is attached to supervised practice, up to 9 credits) 36$710 9 credits given with any SPP NoCapstone, Thesis is an optionhttps://online.une.edu/applied-nutrition/costs/
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University of North DakotaNutrition Education and Counseling or Nutrition Science 32$3432 credits given with any SPPNoBothhttps://und.edu/programs/nutrition-ms/index.html
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University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPublic Health42$1,621YesNon-thesishttps://onlinemph.unc.edu/mph/concentrations/nutrition/
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University of Northern ColoradoDietetics with Dietetic Internship35-55$565YesCapstone projecthttp://www.unco.edu/nhs/nutrition-dietetics/programs/msdi-dietetics/
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University of North FloridaNutrition and Dietetics35$458YesBothhttps://www.unf.edu/brooks/nutrition/graduate_programstudy.aspx
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University of MaineHuman Nutrition and Food Technolgoy30$563Yes (waivers may be granted)Non-thesis https://online.umaine.edu/online-master-of-science-in-food-science-and-human-nutrition/
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University of Memphis, MSEnvironmental Nutrition 33$6036 credits given with any SPP and RDN credentialNoNon-thesishttps://www.memphis.edu/shs/programs/environmental_nutrition.php
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Univeristy of MichiganMPH60Students pay a flat semester fee of $14,389 (in-state) and $23,771 (out-of-state) (for 9+ credits per term)YesNon-thesishttps://sph.umich.edu/ns/index.html
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MS only30Thesis
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MS with Dietetics 47Thesis
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University of Rhode IslandDietetics (only Sodexo DI interns can apply)36$417NoCapstone projecthttp://web.uri.edu/msdieteticsonline/
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University of Saint JosephNutrition and Dietetics30$550NoThesishttp://www.usj.edu/academics/schools/school-of-health-natural-sciences/nutrition-public-health/graduate1/graduate/
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University of South Florida, MPHMasters Public Health -- Nutrition and Dietetics (can currently be in a Dietetic Internship)42In State: $432, Out-of-State: $87812 credits from any SPPYesIntegrated Learning Experience (Special Project)https://health.usf.edu/publichealth/cfh/usf-dietetic-internship
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University of Southern CA
Gerontology (Note: see the ACEND website to learn about their CP)
32$1,800Yes (if GPA <3.0)Capstone projectgero.usc.edu
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University of Southern MississippiApplied Nutrition (with option for specialization)33$450YesThesis and Non-Thesis optionshttps://www.usm.edu/nutrition/dietetics-practice; https://www.usm.edu/nutrition/applied-nutrition-emphasis
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Dietetic Practice (Coordinated with DI experience)
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University of Texas - Austin (2 concentrations)Health Promotion and Diseases Prevention 30$750YesCheck websitehttps://he.utexas.edu/ntr/graduate-students/prospective-students/master-s-online
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Biochemical and Functional Nutrition
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University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (3 concentrations)Community and Organizational Leadership30$5909 credits from SPPs that give grad creditsNoMaster's projecthttps://www.uwsp.edu/HPHD/Pages/graduateDegrees/default.aspx
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Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems
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Health and Wellness Management
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University of Wisconsin-MadisonClinical Nutrition30$800NoNon-thesishttps://nutrisci.wisc.edu/graduate/online-master-of-science-in-clinical-nutrition/
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Utah State University, MPHMasters of Public Health Nutrition42$377 (in-state) $431 (out-of-state)
Waived for RDNs only
Bothhttps://mph.usu.edu/degrees/public-health-nutrition/
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West Chester UniversityCommunity Nutrition33In State: $593, Out-of-State: $605NoCapstone projecthttps://www.wcupa.edu/healthSciences/nutritionAndDietetics/grad.aspx
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Community Nutrition with Dietetic Internship42In State: $593, Out-of-State: $60515 from West Chester's DINoCapstone project
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Virginia TechApplied Nutrition and Physical Activity30$900NoProject & Reporthttps://www.cals.vt.edu/academic-programs/online.html
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Viterbo
Nutrition Sciences (Emphases in MNT, Sports Nutrition, or Leadership)
30$640NoNon-thesis http://www.viterbo.edu/master-science-nutrition-sciences
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This spreadsheet was prepared by Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly, PhD, MS, RD; DPD Director at Penn State University, updated 9/2019. If you would like to have your online Master's program in Nutrition added to this document, or if you have an update for your program, contact her at mdc15@psu.edu.
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