Master of Science in Health Sciences, Nutrition Coordinated Program

Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours Minimum of 36 semester hours
Per Credit Hour Cost Get information on the per credit hour cost. See Website

Program Description

Registered dieticians are in high demand. Jobs in the field are expected to grow faster than average in the coming nine years. Georgia and the greater Atlanta area are among the top five nationally for concentration of jobs for dieticians and nutritionists.*

The hybrid master of science in health sciences and a concentration in nutrition coordinated program is right for you if you want to study nutrition and become a registered dietitian.

Our hybrid students take online courses, a few on-campus courses and 1200 hours of supervised practice. You can study full-time or part-time.

If you have an undergraduate nutrition degree and a verification statement that you completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics, your program can be completed in fewer semesters. If you studied something else as an undergrad, you will still have a very engaging experience as a graduate student and a rewarding career in nutrition and dietetics: you will take a few extra semesters of classes.

Georgia State is in rare company: There are only a few ACEND-accredited programs in the Southeast. The accreditation is important because it is required in order for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to grant students the status of registered dietitian after all requirements are met. We have a strong reputation in the area with our preceptors: our students do well and are in demand as new graduates.

*Job growth metrics from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Admissions Information


Prerequisites for students without a DPD verification statement (students who have not completed an undergraduate program in dietetics).

Prerequisite courses will take a minimum of three semesters to complete. NOTE: CHEM 1211K is a prerequisite for CHEM 1212K and BIOL 2110K. CHEM 1212K is a prerequisite for CHEM 2400 and CHEM 2100.

Inorganic Chemistry (2 semesters): (CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K or equivalent)

Organic Chemistry (1 semester): (CHEM 2400 and CHEM 2100 or equivalent)

Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters): (BIOL 2110K and BIOL 2120K or GSU BIOL 2107K, BIOL 2108K, BIOL 3240 and BIOL 3250 or equivalent)

Principles of Nutrition (1 semester): (NUTR 2100 or equivalent)

One course in Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology (ANTH 1102, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101 or equivalent)

NOTE: Online laboratory courses will not be accepted.

Coursework in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition and Inorganic and Organic Chemistry must not be more than 10 years old at the time of admission.

Grade Point Average >3.0. is required for all coursework completed prior to the application.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges