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Tracy Smith
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(919) 760-8735

Graduate Nutrition Programs

When you’re ready to advance your nutrition career, go strong.

Meredith’s graduate nutrition programs in Raleigh are among the region’s best. We offer an ideal location. Long-standing partnerships with area organizations. And a stellar reputation among employers.

  • Personalized learning environment with small classes and StrongPoints®, our advising and personal coaching program
  • High-quality education at a competitive price
  • Access to a powerful network of employers, alumni and students
  • Coeducational program open to all
  • Strong community partnerships with top corporations, medical centers, local human services agencies and school systems
  • Flexible program options
  • Accelerated 1-year option available for MS-ACT track (available fully on-line)
  • Dietetics concentration and Dietetic Internship programs are accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

* The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-877-1600, ext 5400. www.eatrightpro.org/acend

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208 Martin Hall
(919) 760-8735
gradnutrition@meredith.edu
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Students in the MSN program gain practical, real-world experience through Meredith’s community partnerships. See our students in action.

Program Options

Whether you intend to pursue licensure as a registered dietitian or prefer to work in another aspect of the nutrition field such as the nonprofit sector, research setting, or a program supporting local and sustainable food, Meredith’s graduate programs in nutrition have multiple tracks that will prepare you to succeed professionally.

Future Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Designed for students holding an undergraduate degree in a science-related field with a dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Also suitable for undergraduate students with a major in Foods & Nutrition looking to obtain a DPD Verification Statement. The MS-DPD track may also be available to those students with a non-science undergraduate degree granted they take the necessary coursework prior to applying to the program. Upon successful completion of the MS-DPD track, students will earn a Master’s degree, along with the Verification Statement to apply to a DI at an ACEND accredited institution.

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If you received a DPD verification statement with your undergraduate nutrition degree and seek a master's degree prior to applying to a DI to be more competitive for the match, you would apply to the Accelerated Community Track

Do you want to become a Registered Dietitian?

Working Professional

Designed for the non-traditional aged student in search of their passion for nutrition and ready for a career change. Also suitable for already existing Registered Dietitians in need of an advanced degree. The Accelerated Community Track offers comprehensive curricula comprising of nutrition education, community nutrition, food security, sustainable food systems, contemporary research, food systems management and more.

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Are you a Registered Dietitian and want an advanced degree in Nutrition?

Non-clinical Nutrition Professional

Designed for the non-traditional aged student in search of their passion for nutrition and ready for a career change. Also suitable for already existing Registered Dietitians in need of an advanced degree. The Food & Nutrition Studies track offers comprehensive curricula comprising of nutrition education, community nutrition, food security, sustainable food systems, contemporary research, food systems management and more.



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Are you interested in pursuing a non-clinical career in nutrition?

Seeking Internship

Meredith College’s ADA-accredited Dietetic Internship program enables post-baccalaureate women and men to build on an undergraduate education by providing the knowledge and supervised practice experience needed to enter this fast-growing profession. The Internship not only prepares you for the RD exam, it gives you a 6 credit jumpstart in Meredith’s MS in Nutrition – Accelerated Community Track. The Meredith DI requires applicants to hold a DPD Verification Statement from an ACEND accredited institution prior to applying.



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Do you want to apply for a Dietetic Internship?

94%

Meredith’s dietetic intern program has a 94% pass rate on CDR Credentialing Exam for dietitian nutritionists on the traditional and site preceptor pathways.

100%

of MS Graduates matched to a Dietetic Internship over the past 6 years 

GRE Waiver

Available for all prospective students 

Co-ed Program

Graduate nutrition programs are open to men and women

Investing in Our Shared Future 

We know the impact that good nutrition has on individuals and communities. That’s why we offer a variety of options – to both enrich your experience, and make it financially possible to pursue your goals as a nutrition professional.

Two students of the master’s in nutrition program work in the campus organic garden to harvest tomatoes.

Meredith’s organic garden provides hands-on opportunities to learn about planting, harvesting, and preparing healthy food.

Why earn your M.S. in nutrition at Meredith? We offer community partnerships with top organizations, a 100% match rate to dietetic internships, graduate assistantships, full- and part-time options, and much more.

woman in grey jacket

After completing her Dietetic Internship at Meredith, Stephanie (Ott) Antonelli, ’19, decided to pursue her M.S. in nutrition and become a practicing licensed registered dietitian.

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Registered dietitian and sports nutritionist Michael Raynor, ’17, M.S. in nutrition works with athletes to help maximize their performance.

Elizabeth Raynor

Elizabeth Raynor,’16, M.S. in Nutrition earned accolades in the nutrition field even before graduating.