Clinical Nutrition, M.Sc. | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
12 months
1209 USD/credit 37479 USD/year
1209 USD/credit 37479 USD/year
806 USD/credit 24986 USD/year
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The Clinical Nutrition program of Rutgers University is an advanced-level, clinically focused, graduate degree program designed exclusively for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).


We prepare graduates with the advanced knowledge, expanded skills, and intellectual maturity necessary to become progressive, innovative, and interprofessional practitioners and leaders in the dynamic health care environment.

The Clinical Nutrition program of Rutgers University is a hybrid program. Courses are completed online, and supplemented with virtual face-to-face meetings. Students are required to come to campus three times during their course of study.

Program Goals 

  • Advances knowledge and expands skills necessary to execute the role of innovative and progressive dietetics practitioners
  • Provides an outcomes-oriented, student-centered approach to graduate education
  • Promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary education through advanced level courses
  • Promotes the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical nutrition/dietetics research
  • Advocates professional leadership and service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Weight Management and Disordered Eating
  • Clinical Nutrition Research Advisement
  • Clinical Nutrition Management
  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • Subspecialty Clinical Nutrition Practice Project
  • Advanced Clinical Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students must be Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)

International applicants must hold an equivalent credential that meets US standards set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

International students must submit additional materials including: TOEFL, official copy of a transcript evaluation prepared by a recognized transcript agency such as World Education Services

A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required for admission. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered on an individual basis

At least six months of clinical experience as an RDN

Application materials include
  • SHP application
  • An official copy of the transcript from the highest nutrition degree earned
  • Copy of RDN card
  • Resume or CV
  • A letter of intent describing short and long-term goals for completing the MSCN program
  • One letter of recommendation from an individual with a graduate degree who is familiar with your professional work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1209 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1209 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 806 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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