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Dietetics Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Students who successfully complete the dual degree within the CPD receive a verification statement that certifies their eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetics Registration national examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). The graduate level coursework and advanced practicum are designed to meet knowledge and competencies to practice as an entry-level practitioner in nutrition and dietetics. 

Students in the Master of Dietetics Studies (MDS) will be enrolled in a non-thesis option with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Treatment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Nutrition and Policy
  • Nutrition Pathophysiology
  • Nutritional Supplements and Functional Foods
  • Integration of Metabolism
  • Advanced Dietetics Practicum I
  • Advanced Dietetics Practicum II
  • Seminar in Dietetics
  • Research Seminar
  • Independent Study
  • Health Behavior Theory
  • Essential Concepts in Health Promotion
  • Obesity and Health
  • Exercise Nutrition

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 24 months
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

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                        Academic Requirements

                        You need the following GPA score:

                        Required score: 3

                        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                        General Requirements

                        • Students who have been admitted into the UTSA Coordinated Program in Dietetics as undergraduate students are guarantee acceptance into the Master of Dietetics Studies program if they have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their coursework.
                        • Students from other institutions will be considered for the Master of Dietetics Studies if openings are available in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The number of students in the program is determined by the number approved through the accreditation process and the number of placement available for the advanced practicum.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          25078 USD/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        • National

                          25078 USD/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        • In-State

                          8246 USD/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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