With an emphasis on community and poverty, ACU’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition provides comprehensive coursework for those who seek further knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Your academic training will be rooted in Christian values, and you will be prepared to serve the majority of the population, but especially those who live in poverty.
All courses, except the dietetic internship, are completed online allowing you to earn your master's degree from wherever you live. If you are currently enrolled in a dietetic internship through an institution other than ACU or have previously completed a dietetic internship, 6 hours of credit will be awarded.
Upon graduation, the program will qualify you to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians along with completion of an accredited dietetic internship.
|Degree||Master of Science in Nutrition|
|Program length||2 years|
|Application deadline for:
Spring I term - December 1
Summer I term - April 1
Fall I term - August 1
You will take courses such as:
Six hours must be chosen from:
Step 1: Apply and be matched to dietetic internship through Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS)
DICAS is an online application service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The admission requirements for a dietetic internship are:
All documents and information uploaded to DICAS by students who apply to the ACU Dietetic Internship will be made available to the ACU selection committee. Once a student has been matched with the ACU Dietetic Internship, he or she should complete additional requirements listed below for the M.S. in Nutrition.
Step 2: Apply to the ACU Office of Graduate Programs
The admission requirements for the M.S. in Nutrition also include:
Applicants who have already completed a dietetic internship at ACU or are currently completing a dietetic internship at ACU should request admission to the M.S. in Nutrition by completing an online ACU graduate programs application for admission with a nonrefundable $50 application fee. Additionally, these applicants must meet all admission requirements as stated above in Step 2.
Applicants who have already completed a dietetic internship at another institution or are currently completing a dietetic internship at another institution should complete all requirements in Step 2 in addition to the following: