Master of Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics

A masters designed you meet your health career goals

If you are currently a registered dietitian and are interested in deepening your knowledge base, enhancing your professional practice, and developing your research skills in Nutrition and Dietetics, then this program was designed for you. 

1:5STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

36Credit Hours

2Tracks- Thesis or Non-Thesis

Indianapolis is your educational playground

IUPUI offers a unique and impactful environment in which to obtain your Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.

As a student, you would be within walking distance of four of Indiana’s leading hospitals, have access to over 400 community and clinical partnerships, and would benefit from existing collaborations of Nutrtion and Dietetics faculty locally, state-wide, and nationally.

Curriculum Requirements

  • BIOC B500- Biochemistry (3 credits)
Human Physiology coursework can be fulfilled completing one of the foloowing:
  • BIOL 556- Physiology I and BIOL 557- Physiology II (6 credits total)
  • PHSL F503- Human Physiology (4 credits)

 Statistical coursework can be fulfilled by one of the following:

  • NURS R505- Measurement and Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • PBHL P651- Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credits)

  • NTRD N598- Research in Nutrition (6 credits)

Additional research coursework can be fulfilled by one of the following:

  • NTRD N563- Research Methods in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 credits)
  • GRAD G610- Topics in Translational and Implementation Research (3 credits)

  • NTRD N550- Human Nutritional Pathophysiology I ( 3 credits)
  • NTRD N552- Human Nutritional Pathophysiology II ( 3 credits)

In addition to the core coursework, you will choose 9-12 additional credits in various interdisciplinary electives.  These can include :
  • NTRD N544- Medical Nutrition Therapy (3 credits)

  • NTRD N553- Nutrition & the Microbiome (3 credits)

  • NTRD N567- Management Issues in Dietetics (1 credit)

  • NTRD N591-Seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics (1 credit)

  • GRAD G504- Introduction to Research Ethics (2-3 credits)

  • NURS L670- Economic Analysis of Nursing and Health Systems (3 credits)

  • PBHL H500- Philosophy/Principles of Health Education (3 credits)

  • PBHL H501-US Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credits)

  • HYPER K353-Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 credits)

  • HYPER K560- Corporate Fitness and Wellness (3 credits)

  • SOC R515- Sociology of Health and Illness (3 credits)

  • SWK S721-Preparing to Publish: Seminar in Advanced Scholarship Skills (3 credits)

  • Other approved graduate courses

Cost and finances

The value of a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at IUPUI is unmatched in Indiana.  

  • Indiana Resident:  $412.00 per credit hour
  • Non-resident:  $618.00 per credit hour

Check out IUPUI's cost calculator to see tuition, fees, and other expenses:  https://moneysmarts.iu.edu/calculate-costs/index.html