Why earn a master's in nutrition?

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The University of North Dakota's online master's degree in nutrition prepares you for leadership roles that address nutrition problems.

  • Assess nutrition education needs of unique populations.
  • Apply educational theory, research and experiential knowledge in nutrition education and counseling activities.
  • Demonstrate advanced professional practice skills in nutrition education and counseling.
  • Learn in-depth knowledge of the biochemical pathways of the major nutrients and their essential role in maintaining health.
  • Utilize nutrition research to make informed recommendations.

UND offers three specialization options:

  • Nutrition Education and Counseling (distance)
  • Nutrition Science (distance)
  • Dietetics (campus-based, ACEND accreditation) begins summer 2021

Affordable and Flexible Online M.S. in Nutrition

Earn your graduate degree in nutrition on your own time. UND's online nutrition program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nutrition or related field who prefer the flexibility of online classes. Admission to the M.S. in Nutrition does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). You'll also receive in-state tuition regardless of your residency.

Nutrition M.S. at UND

  • Earn your degree online.

  • Get personal attention with small class sizes.

  • Accommodate your schedule with our part-time, semester-based program with live web classes.

  • Take advantage of in-state tuition, regardless of where you live.

Nutritionist Careers


Estimated job growth for nutritionists/dietitians through 2026

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median annual income for nutritionists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. News & World Report ranks nutritionists/dietitians as one of the 100 Best Jobs. A master's degree in nutrition opens the door to a number or job opportunities, including:

  • Health consultant
  • Nutrition educator
  • Nutrition manager
  • Research nutritionist
  • Nutrition counselor
  • Food regulation/policy maker
  • Dietitian

When You Major in Nutrition

An Nutrition degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Health Promotion
  • Strategic Planning

UND Nutrition Major Alumni

Nutrition alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Altru Health System
  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • UMN Extension
  • University of Minnesota
  • AT&T, Inc.

Graduate Nutrition & Dietetics Courses

Nutrition classroom

Top Online Nutrition Degree Program

Every nutrition program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

Best Nutrition Program
Best Masters in Nutrition
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