Dietetics, M.A. | University of Oklahoma | Oklahoma City, United States
24 months
824 USD/credit 26368 USD/year
824 USD/credit 26368 USD/year
213 USD/credit 6816 USD/year
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The OU Department of Nutritional Sciences is one-of-a-kind in Oklahoma and offers a 64-hour, non-thesis professional program based at the Oklahoma City campus. This Dietetics program from University of Oklahoma prepares students to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who use food to improve the lives of their patients. 


About the Dietetics programme from University of Oklahoma

This career field is highly flexible! RDNs work across the spectrum of health and disease, from developing new methods of food production and food service to preventing disease and enhancing performance in healthy individuals to reducing the burden of disease after diagnosis. There are 3 steps to becoming an RDN: classroom education, internship experience (also called supervised practice), and passing the national registration exam. 

OU’s Coordinated Master of Arts in Dietetics program is unique in Oklahoma because it seamlessly combines classroom instruction with the internship experience. Students take classes at the same time that they complete over 1200 internship hours—what they learn in class, they put immediately into practice. Students work with talented preceptors throughout the state of Oklahoma to gain on-the-job training for a variety of career paths and begin networking for future employment opportunities. Upon graduation from the program, they are ready to take the national registration exam and become an RDN.

Students must have a strong science background as preparation for this challenging program. After meeting prerequisite courses, they can then apply to the Nutritional Sciences program which begins each fall semester. If accepted to the program, students begin coursework specific to nutrition. Courses include Experimental Foods (the science of cooking), Nutrition during the Life Cycle (normal nutrition care for all stages of the life cycle from pregnancy to old age), Medical Nutrition Therapy (nutrition intervention for people with disease), Quantity Foods and Food Service Management (how to direct a production kitchen and run a nutrition-related business), and Community Nutrition (reaching large populations with nutrition education).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nutrition During the Life Cycle
  • Adult Weight Management
  • Clinical Dietetics Profession
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Food Nutrition Services Management
  • Research Methods in Dietetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing, prerequisite coursework (90 credit hours - no more than 60 credit hours from a two-year college will count toward the required 90 and at least 30 credit hours must be earned at a four-year institution) from any accredited college or university prior to starting the program;
  • Complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or complete requirements to be eligible to earn the B.S. in Nutritional Sciences degree after the completion of 30 hours in the program;
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 213 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Oklahoma City

911 - 1456 USD /month
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