Clinical Nutrition - Coordinated Program

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

24 months
24100 USD/year
24100 USD/year
11600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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UT Southwestern has been a leader in clinical nutrition education for nearly 30 years. Today, our Master of Clinical Nutrition–Coordinated Program gives students world-class training in a profession that helps people improve their health and enhance their lives. As of 2024, all students wishing to become an R.D. must have a master's degree.


If you’re already a licensed health professional and would like to enhance your credentials, the Master of Nutrition – Registered Dietitian/Licensed Health Professional Track is designed for you.

UT Southwestern offers a host of significant advantages for your advanced training in clinical nutrition:

  • The location on a large medical center campus provides an ideal environment for the in-depth study of clinical dietetics and medical nutrition therapy.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to explore research questions with leading clinical investigators.
  • You’ll learn with expert faculty members who are actively involved in research, patient care, community outreach, and consultation in a range of areas, including nutrition and chronic conditions, heart and lipid disorders, obesity prevention, and menu and food product analysis.
  • There’s no need to complete a separate internship after graduation because our program combines the course work and the supervised clinical practice hours you need to be eligible for registration as a dietitian.
  • They’re located near the heart of Dallas, a thriving center for health care, business, education, and the arts.

Put the proven strength of UT Southwestern in your corner as you prepare for a career in clinical nutrition. We’re dedicated to your success.


UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor (B.S.), masters (M.A./M.S./M.S.C.S./M.P.A.S./M.R.C), doctoral (Ph.D./D.P.T.) and medical professional (M.D.) degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics
  • Nutrition Care Process
  • Nutrition in Health Promotion
  • Food Science and Technology 
  • Nutrition in Metabolism 
  • Professional Development 
  • Nutrition Care Process Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution before courses begin in the fall
  • Earn a recommended GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete and submit an online application by February 15
  • Pay a $50 application fee
  • Submit official, certified copies of academic records from all colleges and universities you’ve attended. Read additional requirements for international students.
  • Prepare a personal statement of your career goals
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. (We recommend letters from instructors, professors, and work supervisors who know you and your academic or work performance well.
  • Submit your TOEFL scores if you’re an international student

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Clinical Nutrition - Coordinated Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center