Mission of the Graduate Program in Dietetics

The mission of the Graduate Program in Dietetics is to strengthen the knowledge base and develop the analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills of dietitians so that they may excel as practitioners in a variety of settings.

Professional Development Track Goals

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

  • Through speculative exploration, demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, and political economic systems in relation to health care and as they impact relevant issues in dietetics.
  • Demonstrate synthesis of knowledge and resourcefulness in applying skills in selected areas of nutritional science and professional practice.
  • Use guided research and professional writing skills to demonstrate the application of specialized knowledge to dietetic practice while exhibiting the ability to generate ideas and navigate complexity.