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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Health Sciences

100 Nixson Hall
PH: 330-672-2197 | Fax: 330-672-2194


The Master of Science in Nutrition consists of two concentrations: Nutrition and Dietetic Internship.

Both the Nutrition and the Dietetic Internship concentrations emphasize a strong nutritional sciences foundation through coursework and provide opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research in community settings. Individuals completing the Dietetic Internship concentration are eligible to write the CDR registration examination for dietitians. Graduates obtain positions as nutritionists in health care and community agencies such as Head Start and WIC, nutrition-exercise specialists, cooperative extension nutrition specialists, teachers in junior and four-year colleges and as research associates.

All dietetic interns are required to obtain Criminal Background Checks, including the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) for the State of Ohio and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to beginning practice experiences, annually until internship practice experiences are complete and additionally as required by facilities. See Program Coordinator for more information.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, goal statement, three letters of recommendation and upper level undergraduate coursework in biochemistry, physiology, and advanced nutrition. Admission into the Dietetic Internship concentration also requires DPD verification statement (i.e., completion of undergraduate ACEND-accredited coursework requirements) and dietetic internship application (i.e., DICAS application with D & D Digital Computer Matching (due February 15)).

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

The concentration in nutrition requires 32 semester hours, including a master’s thesis or master’s project. The dietetic internship concentration requires 43 semester hours, including a master's thesis or master's project.

Thesis/ Dissertation

Thesis or Master's Project required.


Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)