Dietetics Master's Degree
The dietetics master's degree program is for registered dietitians or individuals who are registration-eligible.
Students in this program will be able to apply cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management and wellness to enhance dietetics practice; think independently and critically to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics; understand public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian; and advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice.
The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).
2024 CDR Graduate Degree Mandate
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a graduate degree (in any field) for eligibility to take the registered dietitian nutrition (RDN) credentialing exam. For more information see the CDR New Graduate Eligibility Requirements.
Options for completing the 2024 credentialing requirements through K-State include:
- B.S. in Dietetics and an M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences
- M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences and the DPD Completion Option (non-degree DPD courses)
- DPD Completion Option (for those who already hold a master’s degree)
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The didactic program in dietetics at K-State is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Students are often referred to K-State by the academy, the national professional organization for dietitians.
The dietetics master's degree is offered through the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health in the K-State College of Health and Human Sciences.