Admission Requirements and Estimated Costs
The Nutrition and Dietetics Master of Science program will provide outcome data on graduate students once this information is available. Statistics about the program are available upon request
Estimated Costs of attendance
2023-2024 Cohort Cost
Tuition: $808 per credit
Annual Fees: $1,500
University Medical Insurance: $3,131 per year
Potential students must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
Prerequisite courses include:
|General Chemistry with Lab
|Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
|Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
|Introductory Psychology Course
|Introductory Sociology Course
- Final transcripts stating proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution or the international equivalent.
- GPA of 3.0 or greater is required to be accepted.
- A 500-word essay detailing the reason the student is pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Two letters of recommendation from reputable sources, such as employers and instructors.
- An interview either via phone or Zoom.
- International students whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. International students in this program are not eligible for an F-1 visa. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.
Students can apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) of loans or grants.
Other generous donations and scholarships
Graduation requirements include:
- Successful completion of 62 credit hours
- Successful completion of 1,000 SEL hours (785 in-person at professional settings and 215 completed through alternate experiences provided through coursework).
- Obtaining an 80 percent or higher on the Comprehensive Exam.
Following completion of the program, the student will receive a verification statement, which will grant eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam.
The coursework for this program will be completed fully online and fieldwork will be completed in-person in the state where the student resides. This online program accepts students from across the United States.
The use of technology (including Moodle, Zoom, EHR GO, NutritionistPro, and PRISM) allows students to engage in interactive courses led by nutrition content experts. Please see page 18 of the Student Handbook for additional information related to technology requirements.
Program Policies and Procedures
Please refer to the student handbook for detailed information. (link student handbook).
Transfer Credits/Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
The Graduate Office of University Admissions, in consultation with the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program director, is responsible for awarding transfer credit. During your transfer to Adelphi, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by a transfer admissions counselor to determine course equivalencies.
Previous course syllabi and transcripts will need to be submitted to the student’s adviser to assess the course’s compliance with Adelphi courses. If credit is granted, the students, academic adviser and program director will create a tailored education plan for the student. A maximum of 9 graduate credits may be awarded for previous coursework.
Prospective students may have previous work or volunteer experience in the nutrition field. The MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program director will evaluate prior assessed learning (PAL) to determine if the past experience can be counted towards SEL hours. The credit is given when an applicant demonstrates an increase in knowledge and learning.
An example of PAL: If an applicant worked as a food service manager in a hospital kitchen and can demonstrate an increase in knowledge, those hours could be put toward that applicant’s food service management SEL rotation. Applicants are required to submit date of experience, location of experience, evidence of knowledge, ACEND competencies covered and the number of hours requested.