Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of prerequisite courses, eligible for enrollment at UND, or current enrollment in pre-dietetics at UND.
  2. Students must have a grade of "C" or better in undergraduate courses in nutrition, human anatomy, human physiology, and statistics. Recency of courses will be evaluated.
  3. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for all undergraduate work (based on A=4.0).
  4. Completion of 50 hours of service learning.
  5. Submission of the online application materials, résumé, service learning hours form.
  6. Personal interview.
  7. Meet minimum requirements for admission set by the School of Graduate Studies, including English proficiency requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  1. A minimum of 32 credits, including 30-31 credits of core requirements, and one elective course (>=1 credit hour).
  2. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours (eight semester credit hours) required for the degree may be transferred from another institution and meet the School of Graduate Study requirements for graduate transfer credits.
  3. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination.


Core requirements:

N&D 325Nutrition Through the Life Cycle3
N&D 350Medical Nutrition Therapy I2
N&D 450Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
N&D 441Advanced Nutrition4
N&D 541Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Macronutrients3
N&D 542Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Micronutrients3
N&D 554Nutrigenomics3
N&D 560Nutrition Counseling3
N&D 594Research Methods in Nutrition3
N&D 596Nutrition Education and Counseling Practicum2
N&D 997Independent Study1-2


N&D 543Advanced Topics in Lifecycle Nutrition3
N&D 544Obesity and Eating Disorders3
N&D 545Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Wellness3
N&D 550Nutrition Education and Program Planning3
N&D 552Professional Nutrition Precepting1
N&D 553Nutritional Health Advocacy and Policy3
N&D 555Small Grant Proposal Development1
N&D 590Directed Studies in Nutrition1-4
N&D 591Seminar in Nutrition1

*Electives can come from any department that has relevant coursework. Courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor and be included on the student's Program of Study before the course is taken. Graduate level courses taken prior to acceptance as a graduate student at UND may be included in the student's Program of Study with approval.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382