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Master of Science in Dietetics Mission & Goals


The mission of the Master of Science in Dietetics graduate program is to strengthen the academic background and critical thinking skills of dietitians so that these men and women may excel as practitioners.


Through successful completion of the Master of Science in Dietetics program, students will:

  • Understand the social, cultural, political and economic systems in relation to health care and as those systems impact relevant issues in dietetics;
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and skills in selected areas of nutritional science and professional practice; and
  • Use guided research and professional writing skills to demonstrate the application of specialized knowledge to dietetic practice.