University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Nutritional Science and Dietetics, M.S.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Nutrition and Health Sciences specialization in Dietetics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Dietetics is one of the most dynamic and versatile of the health-related professions. Food and nutrition are at the heart of dietetics practice. Registered dietitians work in a myriad of ways to meet the food and nutrition needs of individuals, organizations and society as a whole.

This degree prepares registered dietitians—or those eligible to take the registration examination as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—to practice dietetics at an advanced level.

Upon successful completion you will be able to:

Apply cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management, and wellness to enhance dietetics practice.

Think independently and critically to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics.

Understand public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian.

Advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice.

Who Should Consider This Degree

Registered dietitians who work or are seeking work in:

Public health arena

Food service industry

Private practice

Business and industry as lifestyle and wellness consultant

Many other settings


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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