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Nutrition and Health - Dietetics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Online
Dietetics is one of the most dynamic and versatile of the health-related professions. Food and nutrition are at the heart of dietetics practice. Registered dietitians work in a myriad of ways to meet the food and nutrition needs of individuals, organizations and society as a whole.


Upon successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management, and wellness to enhance dietetics practice.
  • Think independently and critically to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics.
  • Understand public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian.
  • Advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice.
Who Should Consider This Degree
Registered dietitians who work or are seeking work in:
  • Community Nutrition and Health
  • Food service industry
  • Hospitals and Health Care
  • Private practice
  • Business and industry as lifestyle and wellness consultant
  • Many other settings

Programme Structure

The Great Plains IDEA online master’s degree in Dietetics requires 36 credit hours of coursework.
  • Core Courses (9 hours)
  • Electives (21 hours)
  • 6-credit hour thesis/comprehensive paper or project, as required by the student's home institution (6 hours).
    • You may select to complete a thesis under the direction of your major professor and committee
    • OR, you may take 6 additional credit hours from program electives
  • All students will complete a final comprehensive oral examination

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, dietetics, exercise science, food science, health education, hospitality/restaurant management, nutrition science, or other major related to their desired Area of Study.
  • Applicants should have specific prerequisite courses on their transcripts related to their desired Area of Study. 
  • Applicants not having a relevant bachelor's degree are welcome to apply, but should take prerequisite courses related to their desired area of study BEFORE applying.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Preferred minimum GRE scores: 400 Verbal; 500 Quantitative; 3.0 Analytical (writing).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34876 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    34876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34876 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    24040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24040 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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