Nutrition and Wellness—MS

The Masters of Science in Nutrition and Wellness 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 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).

 

PROGRAM LENGTH

  • From Grad Certificate to MS.  Typically completed by full-time students in 1 year and 2 summers.
  • From Bachelors (accredited by ACEND*) to MS. Typically completed by full-time students in 2 years and 2 summers.
  • From Bachelors (unaccredited or international degrees) to MS.  Typically completed by full-time students in 3 years and 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.

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

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.

 

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).

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.

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FINANCES

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Have questions? We have answers. Contact us!

ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS PROGRAM

Phone: 269-471-3370
Email: publichealth@andrews.edu