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Online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Professional Studies in Dietetics


The Professional Studies concentration is distance learning option for those students who wish to emphasize the application of advanced nutrition knowledge to clinical or community-based practice. The program is 35 credit hours and is completely online. Applicants must be registered dietitians. Applications for the professional studies concentration are accepted for Fall and Spring starts. The concentration allows students to pursue an independent research project as a culminating experience in their master's program or 6 pre-approved credits through a series of project, field experience, and independent study courses, respectively. Visit.Visit UNF's catalog website to view the required coursework.


Program of Study

Application Deadlines

Fall Term: August 1

Spring Term: October 1

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a registered dietitian
  2. All applicants: a GPA of a 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study

How to Apply

For additional program requirements and how to apply please visit the Graduate School

Admissions Review

Applicants meeting all criteria are typically notified of acceptance upon review*, space permitting. Application not meeting all criteria may be admitted to the trial program, on a competitive basis and space permitting.


The UNF Online MS Nutrition distance learning program is approved for non-standard tuition, e.g., market rate or self-supporting tuition. The tuition and fee assessments for these programs vary, and are shown on the UNF Tuition & Fees page Tuition and Fees- Graduate*. For information regarding state tuition waivers, please see our page on University accepted waivers.


Please contact the Online MS Nutrition Dietetics Director, Dr. Zhiping Yu.