M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Dietetics

Grand Valley State University

24 months
14000 USD/year
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Clinical dietitians are the food and nutrition practitioners in hospitals, clinics or other health-care facilities, educating patients about nutrition and administering medical nutrition therapy as a part of an interdisciplinary health care team. The Clinical Dietetics program is offered by Grand Valley State University .


Key facts

Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics (M.S.C.D.) program is an innovative program taught by nationally recognized faculty. Graduate classes for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists (RDN) will be available in Fall 2016 with curriculum especially designed for the working professional. The Coordinated Graduate Program in Clinical Dietetics for students wishing to attain eligibility for the national registration examination, is preparing for the accreditation process. Both tracks in the M.S.C.D are part of Grand Valley's Department of Public Health and College of Health Professions.

Career Opportunities

According to 2020 EMSI data, job opportunities for dietitians are expected to increase 10% in West Michigan and 9% in Michigan. The median annual wage was $60,382 for dietitians in 2019 but varies by region and job title. Clinical dietetics graduates often hold the following job titles:
  • Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Clinical Dietitians
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nutrition Consultants
  • Clinical Managers

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Emerging Professional Practice Issues in Clinical Dietetics 
  •  Nutritional Assessment 
  •  Food and Culinary Science 
  •  Supervised Practice: Food Management Systems 
  • Supervised Practice: Community Nutrition 
  •  Advanced Nutrition Education, Counseling, and Coaching
  •  Advanced Medical Nutritional Therapy
  • Research Methodology in Clinical Dietetics 
  • Applied Statistics for Health Professions 
  •  Food, Culture and the Health Environment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University requirements for admission, all students seeking a degree through Track A of the Clinical Dietetics, M.S. program must also meet the following requirements:

  • Grade point average of 3.0 (B) from all undergraduate coursework or a satisfactory score on the GRE
  • Personal statement of career goals and background experiences, including an explanation of how this program will help achieve educational and professional objectives
  • Personal interview
  • Evaluation of documented community service or work experience in food and nutrition
  • Successful completion of all Track A pre-requisite courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 24 months.

National 773 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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