Program Highlights

•Has a unique emphasis on Vegetarian Nutrition

•Online coursework with 8 week long classes

• Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

• Current RDNs are also eligible for the MS Nutrition and Wellness

• Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Nutrition & Dietetics and have a verification statement prior to the start of the program, or be in their senior year completing a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Otherwise, this may affect their application process and academic requirements (see below).

• Option for accelerated track (Summer semester through Spring semester)

• ACEND* accredited Dietetic Internship counts towards graduate credits

        * Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Application Requirements

Students with an ACEND accredited bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics:

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

If you did not complete a Dietetic Internship: Apply to the to the Dietetic Internship through DICAS.

Students with a bachelor's degree in a different field/ 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.
• Follow steps 1-6 listed above



Deadlines & More Info

Application Deadlines

  • 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

Please be sure to have all the necessary documents while completing your application


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Haven't Completed Your Internship?
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30-minute Info Sessions
We regularly host 30-minute information sessions to discuss our MS Nutrition and Wellness.  Please email for the latest schedule.

Virtual Open House
We regularly host virtual open house sessions to allow potential students to ask any questions they may have about our program. Please click here for the latest schedule/link.

Program Length & Costs

Program Length: Full-Time Students 

  • Dietetic internship and MS: 4 Semesters (2 Summers + Fall and Spring).
  • Accelerated track for dietetic interns completing Andrews University MS Nutrition and Wellness: If starting the May summer session, interns can complete MS program the following spring (3 semesters) with permission from their advisor.
  • Accelerated track for undergraduate students: 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.
  • For current RD/RDNs: FDNT 595 may be fulfilled by your RD/RDN credentials and 6 elective credits will count toward FDNT 596.
  • For additional course information: please visit here.


Tuition & Costs

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit here. Cost is 50% off standard graduate rates! For any additional questions please contact your respective financial advisor.



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