Master of Science in Nutrition / FAQs

What are some current faculty and student research topics?
Current topics that faculty and students are exploring include: local and organic foods; sustainable methods of food production; vegetarianism and sports nutrition; health & wellness policies; end of life nutrition; gastronomy; weight mangement and nutrition education.

How long does it take to complete the M.S. in Nutrition program?
If attending classes full time (6 to 9 credit hours a semester) students can complete the coursework in two years. The program is 33 to 37 credit hours total. 

What are the prerequisites for the program?
Go to M.S. in Nutrition prerequisites

Can I apply even if I need prerequisite courses?
Yes. Prerequisite coursework may be completed after admission to the degree program. Coursework can be taken in the undergraduate program at Meredith or elsewhere.

When can I start?
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis so students can begin their graduate study in any semester. Application deadlines are April 1 (for summer), Jun 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring).

My undergraduate degree is in a completely different field, am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, in fact many of our students are people who decided after earning their undergraduate degree and in some cases many years of work that they want to change fields. Having your transcript reviewed and meeting with an admissions counselor will help you determine what the program can look like for you.

Can I take classes without fully applying?
Yes, you can enroll as a non-degree (PBS) student for any undergraduate courses and up to two graduate courses as a non-degree student.

How do I become a registered dietitian?
Our website provides information about becoming a registered dietitian.


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Strong Story | Chris Newport

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.


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