The science behind strong. The Meredith M.S. in Nutrition.
Grounded in the natural and biological sciences, the Meredith M.S. in Nutrition program provides advanced study in human nutrition, including modes of inquiry in the field, the role of food and nutrients in human biology, and in the physical development and maintenance of health and well-being of individuals in the lifecycle.
Students will develop the skills to critically evaluate current and emerging issues in the field, as well as the tools for effective advocacy and professional involvement. The discipline of nutrition is explored recognizing the interrelationships that exist among people, diet, health, quality of life, and in the context of the modern food system.
The result? Knowledgeable professionals who are ready to care for patients and advise those who want to improve their health.
Program Quick Facts
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Coeducational program open to men and women
34 credit hours for the M.S.; nine additional hours for the combined M.S. and DPD
Full-time and part-time options available – most students average 12 hours per semester
Typical time to degree is two years for both the thesis and practicum options
Courses are primarily scheduled in the evening and meet in-person, with some online and hybrid course offerings
Areas of emphasis include eco-nutrition/gastronomy, sports nutrition, cultural foods, and lifespan wellness policies
Admission deadlines are July 1 for fall (classes begin in August), November 1 for spring (classes begin in January), and April 1 for summer (classes begin in May)
The average student is mid to late 20s. Both nutrition degree holders and career changers enroll in the program.
Total tuition is $18,700 ($550 per credit hour) for 34 hours plus $75 per semester program fee
Chris Newport, ’11, earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College after completing Meredith's Dietetic Internship program and becoming a Registered Dietitian. As the owner of a sports nutrition and endurance coaching company, Chris pursued her master’s degree in order to more effectively serve her clients and help them reach their fitness goals.