Applying to this program
The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MSND) program has two admission paths. Which one is for you?
Both paths have competitive admission – applying does not guarantee you’ll get in.
Review the admission requirements before you begin.
Already a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)? Apply to this program through a central application system: GradCAS.
Why earn a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics at Missouri State?
Qualify for the registration exam (if needed)
Reach a milestone in your career: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Through our program, you’ll be eligible to take the RDN registration exam.
Or, use your background to finish sooner
Are you already a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)? You can transfer up to 12 credit hours toward this master’s degree. Gain the leadership and communication skills needed to advance your career.
Aid your community
This program puts an emphasis on population health. You can help others in the community while pursuing your career goals.
Enjoy close support and guidance
You’ll have one-on-one attention from faculty who are active in research, clinical practices and community outreach programs. You can also network with local dietitians and preceptors, which can lead you to jobs.
By the numbers
Everybody eats. With a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, you can have a rewarding career as a food expert.
The Missouri State University Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Accreditation contact info
- Website: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Address: 120 South Riverside Plaza; Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
- Phone: 800-877-1600 ext. 5400
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a graduate degree (master's degree or higher) to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
In order to be approved for the registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, you must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before midnight on December 31, 2023.
For more information about this requirement, go to the CDR website.
In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information, review CDR’s state licensure requirements.