Nutrition and Dietetics/Coordinated Program in Dietetics, M.S. (for BS/BA degree graduates in non-nutrition areas)

Students desiring an M.S. degree in nutrition and dietetics who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nutrition take one year of basic undergraduate foundation courses in the nutrition field. The second and third years consist of nutrition and dietetics courses offered at the master's degree level, including both the didactic course work and the supervised professional practice.

Listed below are the required admission and prerequisite requirements to obtain a master's degree from Loma Linda University.

Admission Criteria

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


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