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The Master’s in Dietetics (online) program at South Dakota State University will develop your research skills, stimulate independent thought and provide up-to-date knowledge in foods, nutrition and food service/business management. With flexible schedules and plenty of electives, you can design a program that fits your life, career goals and interests.

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Tailored for credentialed, practicing professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge in a specific area or retool for new career opportunities, the Master’s in Dietetics program addresses advanced concepts. 

The online, 36-credit-hour curriculum of the  Dietetics (online)  program at  South Dakota State University  equips you to integrate and apply dietetics principles in the biomedical sciences, human behavior and program management in order to design and lead effective food and nutrition programs. 

Whether you choose to pursue a thesis, research paper or written exam, your studies will conclude with an oral defense before a supervisory committee covering everything that you have learned.


Serve—There are many contexts in which you can put your graduate degree to use.

  • Industry
  • Hospital
  • Clinic Long-term care facility
  • Government program
  • Private practice
  • Community nutrition education interventions
  • Public health nutrition
  • Nonprofit agency

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods in Dietetics
  • Current Trends in Dietetics Practice
  •  Vitamins and Minerals in Human Nutrition 
  • Statistical Methods

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students are eligible to participate in our fully online programs but must do so outside the U.S. due to visa regulations. In addition, students should apply at least 6 months before the application deadline for our fully online programs.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Students must be credentialed as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, submitting a copy of a current RD or RDN card as documentation.
  • Letter of application stating the following:  reasons for attending graduate school; long-term goals outlining career goals; primary area of interest for capstone/research focus; and current professional certifications and credentials.
  • Two recommendations letters from professionals knowledgeable in applicants graduate school potential.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    465 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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.

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!

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