Loyola University Chicago

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Master of Science in Dietetics


Health Science Campus

2160 S. First Street

Maywood, IL 60153

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Dietetics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health  offers a unique opportunity to complete a Master of Science in Dietetics in conjunction with the Loyola University Chicago Dietetic Internship, or after completion of a dietetic internship. The MS in Dietetics prepares professional dietitians who are capable of assuming leadership roles, or who wish to expand career options. The health care administration focus of the program will help prepare you to design and implement systems that produce desired health outcomes. Learning within the context of a Jesuit, Catholic university will enhance your knowledge and skills in ethical decision-making, social justice, and advocacy for underserved populations.

Program Structure

  • The degree offers full-time enrollment.  Average time to completion (full time): 1–2 years 
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment.  Average time to completion (part time): 2–3 years 

Most courses for the Master of Science in Dietetics are offered online or are provided in a hybrid format.

Internships/Research Opportunities

The degree can also be completed as part of Loyola’s Dietetic Internship.

Expectations After Graduation

Upon graduation, you will be capable of assuming leadership roles in health care organizations. You will have developed your skill set in transforming clinical practice information into improvements in quality and cost-effective care using modern technology, evidence-based practice, and outcomes management. 

Student Life

  • Study Abroad: We encourage you to hone skills and build your network through intensive courses around the world. Study abroad is open to full- and part-time students. The School of Health Sciences and Public Health offers annual study abroad trips to Belize. 
  • Student Organizations: Student Committee on InterProfessional Education (SCIPEC) 
  • Service Learning: You will have an opportunity to participate in an International Service Immersion as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Health Sciences and Public Health. 


Our faculty and clinical preceptors are experts in their fields and hold national certifications in their areas of specialization. They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests, and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty.


  • To be considered for admission, you must have: 
  • A baccalaureate degree and a certificate of completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from an accredited school 
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in baccalaureate courses 
  • Acceptance in the Loyola Dietetic Internship as a current or incoming student, or current Registered Dietitian status 
  • Evidence of completion of a course in statistics prior to admission to the MS in Dietetics program


The Loyola Dietetic Internship is fully accredited by by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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