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Nutrition - Dietetics - Dietetic Internship, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The graduate programs offer advanced study in human nutrition. As described below, master of science (MS) degree programs are available for students who do, or do not, have undergraduate preparation in nutrition. Some programs incorporate the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and/or a Dietetic Internship (DI). 


Programs for Students with Undergraduate Preparation in Nutrition

Students interested in the Registered Dietitian credential and a career in clinical nutrition/counseling should pursue the MS/DI. In this program, the MS must be completed before entry into the DI. Students with undergraduate preparation in nutrition who have already earned the Registered Dietitian credential, or who are interested in graduate-level study in human nutrition, should pursue the MS degree.

Program for Students without Undergraduate Preparation in Nutrition

All programs prepare graduates to critically evaluate and implement the results of current research, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students study with faculty involved in research, education, administration, professional practice, communication, and consulting. As part of their program, students develop a research proposal and complete an individually designed practicum. Past practicum sites have included a large urban hospital, as part of a nutrition support team; a private practice focused on nutrition for athletes; a clinical research center at a large teaching hospital; an outpatient cardiovascular clinic at a suburban teaching hospital; and the offices of a nationally distributed nutrition newsletter.

The DI has clinical sites at major teaching and community hospitals in the greater Boston area. Please be advised that students may need a car to get to a clinical site. The clinical sites provide excellent opportunities for students to observe and participate in a wide variety of specialties, such as nutrition support, pediatrics, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, diabetes, surgical care, outpatient counseling, food service, and management.

Depending on their program, graduates pursue careers in a wide variety of settings. Clinical environments could include medical and surgical services of hospitals, outpatient clinics, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and private practices. Graduates could also work in the fitness/wellness industry, the pharmaceutical industry, public health, or as consultants to professional sports teams, corporations, and restaurants.


The DPD and the DI are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Metabolic Regulation
  • Nutrition for Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition Research 
  • Practicum
  • Introduction to Biostatistics 
  • Advanced Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Metabolic Regulation
  • Clinical Nutrition Counseling 

                                Detailed Programme Facts

                                • Programme intensity Full-time
                                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                                • Credits
                                  32 alternative credits
                                • Languages
                                  • English
                                • Delivery mode
                                  On Campus

                                English Language Requirements

                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                • Minimum required score:


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                                Academic Requirements

                                General Requirements

                                • Official GRE scores
                                • A personal statement
                                • Recommendation forms should be completed by individuals familiar with your academic ability and/or professional work experience

                                Once applications are received and reviewed, selected candidates may be asked to participate in a Skype interview with a nutrition faculty member.

                                If you are not a citizen of the United States or do not hold official United States Permanent Residency status, you will need to provide :

                                • Certified English translations and evaluations of all transcripts and academic records.
                                • English Proficiency Testing Results

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International

                                  52816 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                • National

                                  52816 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                                Living costs for Boston

                                • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                                  Living Costs

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