M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Nutrition

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12219 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Clinical Nutrition offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison is focused on core nutrition, clinical nutrition, professional skills, and electives (including public health). 


Health professions have increased educational standards beyond the bachelor’s degree; in fact, the Commission on Dietetic Registration has increased the requirements to be eligible to take the Registration Exam for Dietitians to the completion of a master’s degree beginning in 2024. To remain competitive in the field and obtain the advanced competencies and skills needed in the job market, completion of a master’s degree is becoming essential.

This Clinical Nutrition program at the University of Wisconsin Madison is advanced learning at its best, and is ideal for people with a strong background in clinical nutrition, confidence working at the graduate level, and a commitment to become leaders in clinical nutrition and dietetics. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to translate research; recognize and formulate responses to evolving developments in clinical nutrition practice, policy, and research; and lead and manage professional teams to design nutrition-related services.

Learning outcomes

  • Articulating and integrating specialized knowledge in the field of advanced clinical nutrition - including energy metabolism, micronutrient requirements, and nutrigenomics needed to meet the challenges of future careers and opportunities.
  • Articulating and demonstrating advanced skills in nutritional assessment and nutritional care of patients with complicated disorders/diseases in a clinical or community setting.
  • Demonstrating advanced skills in nutrition counseling and education needed to precipitate behavior and cognitive change.
  • Formulating systems to gather, analyze and interpret data from a practice setting to develop appropriate protocols and care plans using the nutritional care process.
  • Formulate problem statements and writing research proposals using appropriate study design.
  • Demonstrating an ability to understand, interpret, evaluate, and design clinical nutrition research.
  • Demonstrating high level problem-solving, critical thinking, and use of informatics required in advanced clinical nutrition practice.
  • Demonstrating advanced professional skills in communication, information and project management, leadership, and ethics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Clinical Nutrition: Critical Care and Nutrition Support
  • Advanced Clinical Nutrition: Pediatrics
  • Advanced Nutrition Counseling and Education
  • Clinical Nutrition Research
  • Human Energy Metabolism
  • Personalized Nutrition: Genetics, Genomics, and Metagenomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent and a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Have completed the following prerequisite courses: General chemistry; Organic chemistry; Biological sciences; Physiology; Biochemistry; Statistics; Human nutrition; Clinical Nutrition
  • Reasons for Graduate Study. Please include a brief statement about your professional goals, and reasons for applying
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL scores, if necessary
  • Unofficial transcript, submitted electronically

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12219 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12219 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 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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