Online Masters of Science in Nutrition & Wellness (Plant-Based Emphasis)

Covid-19 Update 2020-2021 School Year: We want to reassure you that in spite of the disruptions that occurred in higher education due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition & Wellness, an online program at Andrews University is unaffected and is currently accepting applicants for fall enrollment. Apply Here!

Now is the time to further your career with a Masters of Science in Nutrition & Wellness. This online program has a unique plant-based emphasis and offers flexibility and convenience to working adults. It is offered at a 50% tuition discount and is available for students interested in applying for Fall. 

This program is designed for:

  • Students pursuing a career in Nutrition & Dietetics with the goal to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). 
  • Professionals that are licensed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and desire to pursue a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Wellness. 
  • Students who are currently enrolled in the Dietetic Internship program. We encourage you to inquire about the dual enrollment option!

Note: Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Nutrition & Dietetics and have a verification statement(s) prior to the start of the program or be in their senior year completing a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).


Points of Distinction

  • Vegetarian emphasis
  • Online coursework with 8 week long classes
  • Option for accelerated track
  • ACEND* accredited Dietetic Internship counts towards graduate credits

* Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Program Length: Full-Time Students 

  • Grad Certificate to MS: 4 Semesters (2 Summers + Fall and Spring).
  • Bachelors (accredited by ACEND*) to MS: 8 Semesters + 2 Summers
  • Bachelors (unaccredited or international degrees) to MS: 12 Semesters + 2 Summers

Accelerated track. Andrews University students with a 3.3 GPA or higher (completing the DPD program) may be able to take up to 6 graduate credits in their senior year with permission from their advisor.

Course Information 

•       FDNT 520 - Vegetarian Nutrition and Disease Prevention Credits: 3
•       FDNT 560 - Health Research Methods Credits: 3
•       FDNT 565 - Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness Credits: 3
•       FDNT 595 - Graduate Certificate Internship I Credits: 6*
•       FDNT 596 - Graduate Certificate Internship II Credits: 6*
•       FDNT 670 - Comprehensive Exam Credits: 0
•       FDNT 680 - Research Seminar Credits: 2
•       FTES 510 - Fitness and Health Promotion Credits: 2
•       PBHL 511 - Biostatistics Credits: 3
•       PBHL 646 - Integration of Spirituality in Health Care Credits: 2

*Students who submit RDN documentation may fulfill the requirement FDNT 595 Graduate Certificate Internship I (6 credits) through credit for prior learning, and may replace FDNT 596, Graduate Certificate Internship II with six elective credits, in consultation with their academic advisor.

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Application Deadlines

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

Fall (August–December): August 15 
Spring (January–May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May–August): April 1
Summer Session 2 (May–August): May 1
Summer Session 3 (May–August): June 1

Admission Requirements

Prospective students holding an ACEND accredited bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a completed Dietetic Internship:

  • Apply as a graduate student in our online application system.
  • Copies of transcripts—please note that admitted students are required to submit official final transcripts after admission decision.
  • Verification statements from an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Dietetic Internship (DI).
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • Resume providing a complete overview of employment, research or special projects.
  • Three recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.

Prospective students holding a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (accredited by ACEND) but without a Dietetic Internship:

Apply to the to the Dietetic Internship through DICAS.

  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • Resume providing a complete overview of employment, research or special projects.
  • Three recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Official transcripts with bachelor’s degree conferred (accredited by ACEND).
  • Verification statement from an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).

Prospective students holding bachelor’s degree in a different field or from an international institution:

  • Apply as a undergraduate transfer student in our online application system.
  • Submit all the admission documents required for undergraduate transfer students.
  • Complete the pre-requisites and second bachelor’s degree through Andrews University.
  • Apply to the to the Dietetic Internship through DICAS.
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • Resume providing a complete overview of employment, research or special projects.
  • Three Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Official transcripts with bachelor’s degree conferred (accredited by ACEND).

Questions? 

Email publichealth@andrews.edu or call us at 269-471-3370.