North Carolina Central University

School of Graduate Studies

Nutritional Sciences


1801 Fayetteville St.

Durham, NC 27707

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Nutritional Sciences Concentration is an online program which prepares students with advanced training in nutritional sciences, education and research. There are tracks available for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists/dietetic interns or students/health professionals with interest in advanced training in nutritional sciences. The concentration requires 33 graduate credits which includes an internship requirement. Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists or non-NCCU dietetic interns receive 6 transfer credits for their dietetic internship experience reducing required course hours to 27 credits. 

Tracks available in the Nutritional Science Concentration:

  • NS-Track - The NS track is the traditional track for students or health professionals interested in nutritional sciences that are not already Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDN) or dietetic interns.
  • NS-RDN Track - The NS-RDN track is for Registered Dietitians / Nutritionists (RDN) and dietetic interns from other institutions and acknowledges their 1200 hours of supervised practice by crediting them with 6 internship credits reducing the required graduate credits to the remaining 27 credits.
  • NS-DIP Track - The NS-DIP is for dietetic interns in the dietetic internship program (DIP) at NCCU. As part of the NCCU DIP, students complete 15 graduate credits and 6 internship credits. When these students enter the MS-DIP, they only need to complete the remaining 18 credits to earn an MS degree. The NCCU DIP has a separate application process.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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