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Master of Science in Dietetics (MS-CP)
EMU–Online's Master of Science in Dietetics Coordinated Program (MS-CP) integrates didactic (lecture/classroom) instruction with 1,200 hours of supervised practice experiences (lab classes). This is a full time program completed in 24 months (fall, winter, spring/summer, fall, winter and spring/summer semesters). Out-of-state students can take EMU–Online courses at Michigan in-state tuition rates. Download the information packet [PDF].
A degree in dietetics culminating with the registered dietitian credential provides many options for employment. Job opportunities are available in the clinical area in hospitals, long-term care facilities, specialized health care settings and insurance companies.
In addition, there are many opportunities in the community including positions in federal and state programs like the Women, Infant and Children's Nutrition Program, Head Start and the Area on Aging. The food service industry is also a place for employment including hospitals, long-term care facilities, corporate operations and school systems. Other areas where dietitians provide their expertise is in sports nutrition, universities, private practice, research, writing and other government agencies like the FDA and the USDA.
For current information related to a career in dietetics please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics site.
Program Admission Requirements
A minimum GPA of 2.75 and satisfactory completion of required program prerequisites are mandatory. The availability of clinical facilities limits the number of students admitted to each class, therefore a screening procedure is used to select the most qualified students. Academic status, letters of recommendation, a personal statement and answers to given questions are used in the selection process.
Professional Phase Course Sequence (Total of 73–76 credits)
This is a full time program with a set program of study. It is not possible to shorten or extend the length of the program. Supervised practice experiences are completed concurrently with the lecture courses.
Fall One (15 credits)
- DTC 330 Nutrition Therapy I (3)
- DTC 531 Nutrition Therapy I Experience (2)
- DTC 350 Food Systems I (3)
- DTC 551 Food Systems Management Experience I (4)
- DTC 372 Nutrition of the Lifecycle (3)
Winter One (16 credits)
- DTC 302 Nutrient Metabolism – Macronutrients (3)
- DTC 375 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (3)
- DTC 370 Nutrition Therapy II (3)
- DTC 571 Nutrition Therapy II Experience (4)
- DTC 500 Research Design and Methods (3)*
Spring/Summer One (6–8 credits)
- DTC 659 Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian (3)
- Math 502 Introductory Statistics for Graduate Students (3)
- DTC 691 Thesis I (2) or DTC 694 Non-thesis Research I (2)
Fall Two (15 credits)
- DTC 422 Nutrient Metabolism – Micronutrients (3)
- DTC 430 Nutrition Therapy III (3)
- DTC 631 Nutrition Therapy III Experience (4)
- DTC 435 Seminar in Dietetics (2)
- DTC 692 Thesis II (3), DTC 695 Non-thesis Research II or DTC 601 Research Writing (3)
- DTC 450 Food Systems Management II (2)
- DTC 651 Food Systems Management II Experience (4)
- DTC 470 Nutrition Therapy IV (2)
- DTC 671 Nutrition Therapy IV Experience (4)
Spring/Summer Two (9–10 credits)
- DTC 693 Thesis III (1) or DTC 696 Non-thesis Research III (1)
- DTC 608 Advanced Topics in Foods (3)
- DTC 618 Advanced Topics in Nutrition (3)
- DTC 358 Food and Culture (3)**
*Need to choose the option—thesis, non-thesis research or research writing—by the end of DTC 500. Faculty will provide more direction during that course. See descriptions below.
View the MS-CPD Graduate Options [PDF].
** This can be taken anytime.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Upon successful completion of the program, qualified graduates are issued a Verification Statement making them eligible to take the Credentialing Examination for Registered Dietitians through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312/899-0040, ext. 5400
For More Information
Download the information packet [PDF] or contact:
Director, Dietetics and Human Nutrition
MS–Dietetics Intent Advisor
Read more information by downloading the fact sheet [PDF].