institution logo

MS Nutrition and Dietetics

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University’s nutrition and dietetics graduate program prepares students to be competent, compassionate dietetic professionals. SLU's nutrition and dietetics department offers a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics that can be customized to your interest with the following options:Additionally, the department offers a dietetic internship program leading to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in four concentrations:Upon completion of the internship, students will receive their master’s degree and are eligible to sit for the national registration exam. The dietetic internship is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Beginning at the end of June, with two online courses, the internship program provides a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice rotations in a variety of health care facilities in St. Louis and surrounding areas. There are approximately 15 rotations in the SLU dietetic internship. Each rotation lasts one to three weeks and focuses on an aspect of dietetics practice related to a specific disease/condition, life-cycle stage or population group. SLU’s dietetic internship accepts 34 interns annually. Applicants may apply to one or all internship concentration areas. Applicants should submit only one DICAS application regardless of whether they are applying to one or all concentrations, but a separate personal statement letter for each concentration is required.Learn More About SLU's Dietetic Internship ProgramHow to Become a Registered Dietitian (PDF) SLU's graduate nutrition program promotes self-directed learning, self-assessment for professional advancement, and collaborative opportunities to prepare graduates for emerging jobs in the field. The mission of SLU's MS-DI program is to prepare our graduates to assume entry-level positions as RDNs in the provision of evidence-based care with diverse patient populations.The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is to "thrive in a community that promotes and seeks truth about food and nutrition. Woven into the fabric of this community are multifaceted educational pursuits to promote a food centered culture for health and wellness, scholarly exploration, and an appreciation of the global and ecological community in which we exist". As a department, we strive to lead with our core values of food first nutrition, evidence-based science, creativity and innovation, hospitable culture, interdisciplinary and community collaboration, and food and environmental justice.

Read more


Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
$41,250 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time