Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition


$900 Per Credit

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition is offered totally online, so you don’t have to put your career or internship plans on hold while you gain the expertise employers demand.

Get ahead of increasing educational requirements and a growing market demand. Starting in 2024, a master’s level degree will be required for anyone applying to sit for the Registration Exam for Dietitians. The online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition does not take the place of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics; therefore, will not lead to eligibility. Rather, our program is designed to build upon a student’s strong foundation in biochemistry, physiology, and human and clinical nutrition.

Leaders in clinical nutrition must understand and incorporate the latest research, be able to assess complicated disorders and diseases, and provide expertise to help people change their behaviors and their understanding of nutritional issues. You also need to be culturally competent and able to take a client-centered approach that reflects diverse individual and population perspective. Plus, you need critical thinking, communication, project management, and leadership experience. Employers want people with precisely this mix of expertise—yet perhaps less than half of current nutritionists are equipped to meet their requirements.

The Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition provides training in all of these areas, all while you continue to work in your current job. Your coursework is focused on core nutrition, clinical nutrition, professional skills, and electives (including public health). This is advanced learning at its best and is ideal for people with a strong background in clinical nutrition, confidence working at the graduate level, and a commitment to become a leader in the field.

Program Description

Career Opportunities

  • Registered dietitians
  • Dietitians
  • Clinical dietitians
  • Clinical nutrition managers
  • Nutritionists


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