Credits required
49-50 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 49-50 quarter credits are equal to 32.67-33.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 Please view the College of Public Health MS-PD tuition information for a breakdown of all program-related fees.
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that requires one year of online coursework and one year of a site-based internship in Oregon. View the curriculum.
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Master of Science in Nutrition - Professional Dietetics


Oregon State’s Master of Science in Nutrition – Professional Dietetics program focuses on hands-on learning experiences paired with research training that will help you develop into a practitioner who stands out as a leader in health care and the community.

Looking for more curriculum details?

You can find in-depth information about the MS-PD curriculum, internship rotations, capstone research project and a time table for degree completion on the College of Health website.

The online coursework integrates multiple disciplines relevant to nutrition including biochemical, physiological and clinical nutrition as well as counseling and program management skills. As you progress through the MS-PD program, you’ll gather evidence to solve problems and advance practice, and you’ll conduct original research while demonstrating leadership skills.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 49-50 quarter credits are required to graduate with your master's degree in nutrition. The curriculum is structured to progress with a peer cohort for the first year.

Additional program features

Site-based internship rotations

This program includes a dietetic internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In your second year of study, you will be required to reside in Oregon to complete site-based dietetic internship rotations.

Capstone project

In the first year, you will work with an academic graduate advising committee to develop a research question. As you progress into your internship rotations, you will gather evidence and data to support a capstone project.

The capstone project is designed to foster the development of research in identifying best practices and in making practice-based decisions.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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