Why choose KU for your master's degree?
The master's degree in dietetics and nutrition program at the University of Kansas stands apart from others for many reasons.
- Flexibility: Our flexible program design allows students to study full-time or part-time to meet individual career objectives. Many courses are offered in the evening or online to accommodate busy schedules. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.
- Location: Based on the health sciences campus of the University of Kansas, our program provides students with opportunities not available at smaller universities or health care facilities.
- Faculty: Our outstanding faculty are pioneers in research and expert practitioners.
- Focus: Our program emphasizes advanced knowledge of biochemical, pathological and physiological processes of disease to build a better understanding of disease prevention and treatment through nutrition.
- Research: Students gain applied research experience, which is more important than ever in today's health care fields. Registered dietitians must be equipped to conduct outcomes research and utilize evidence-based practice to translate research findings into clinical practice.
"The nature of my daily work as a child nutrition consultant now is substantially different than what it was when I worked as a clinical dietitian. Nonetheless, I felt prepared for both opportunities because of the education I earned at both Kansas State University as an undergraduate and at the University of Kansas Medical Center where I completed my graduate studies and dietetic internship."- Dayna Kriley, MS, RD, LD Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate '16, MS '17
After Completing the Degree
KU's master's degree program in dietetics and nutrition does not provide eligibility for professional licensing for employment at this time. Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).