Nutrition and Dietetics/Coordinated Post-didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), M.S.

The M.S. degree for didactic programs in dietetics (DPD) is specifically designed for graduates who choose not to pursue a standard dietetic internship but who wish to complete a coordinated master's degree and supervised practice experience in order to establish eligibility to write the registration examination for dietitians and become a registered dietitian. This curriculum builds upon previous course work in nutrition and dietetics and culminates with an M.S. degree and a verification statement covering both didactic and supervised practice requirements.

Admission is based on a selective process. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:

  • have a 3.0 G.P.A. or above
  • complete an interview (by phone or in person)
  • complete an online application
  • provide 3 recommendation letters
  • complete program prerequisites
  • provide a DPD verification statement or equivalent


  • College-level algebra, or higher
  • Anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence
  • General chemistry with laboratory (1 full year)
  • Social Science elective (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology)
  • Microbiology with laboratory