Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics online

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Zhiping Yu

Graduate Program Director

(904) 620-1442

Building 39 , Room 3060


Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 4

Spring Term . . . . . No applications will be accepted for this term

Summer Term . . . No applications will be accepted for this term

This program admits for the fall semester only. Note: This program is not for persons who want to apply to the MS/Dietetic Internship. For that, see MS/Dietetic Internship option.
Admission Requirements

University requirements:


  • A baccalaureate degree in nutrition from an ACEND and a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.


Additional program requirements:  


  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions


  • GRE scores (institutional code: 5490):
    • Prior to July 1, 2011: combined score of 1000
    • After July 1, 2011: 153 verbal, 144 quantitative
    • OR three (3) years of professional experience in nutrition and/or dietetics


  • Letter of intent:
    • Three (3) pages in length maximum
    • Double-spaced with 1" margins
    • Describe professional experiences and goals
    • Describe how UNF's master's program is aligned with your goals
    • Describe the qualities you think are the most predictive of successful completion of an online master's program
    • Click here for instructions on how to submit your letter of intent
  • Submit supplemental application (Nutrition Supplemental Application) to the Brooks College of Health Advising office by email to, fax (904) 620-1770 or mail:                                                                                   


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Applicants not meeting the 3 years of full-time work experience in nutrition and dietetics may contact Dr. Zhiping Yu  for additional admission criteria options including the GRE.




    Program Overview

    The online option in Nutrition is a distance learning degree for those students who wish to emphasize the application of advanced nutrition knowledge in a clinical or community based practice. Applicants for the online option in Nutrition are persons with a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution and ACEND/CADE accredited program with a major course of study in Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, or Food Management or Registered Dietitians.

    Applicants can select one of four areas of concentration: Professional Studies, Nutritional Sciences, Global Health and Healthcare Informatics.  Please note that Professional Studies has a thesis requirement. 


    Please click here for information on Technical Requirements.

    Concentrations Offered
    • Dietetic Professional Studies
    • Nutritional Sciences
    • Global Health
    • Healthcare Informatics
    Special Notes about the Program
    Effective January 1, 2016, students enrolled in the MS in Nutrition & Dietetics online program are not be eligible to receive the State Employee Tuition Waiver.  Students may also have limited ability to utilize other State approved waivers.  For more information, please see our page on University accepted waivers.