Online Master's Degree Options from Utah State University
The USU DI is a stand-alone program. Acceptance to the USU DI does not guarantee acceptance to a master's degree program at USU. Acceptance to a master's degree programs is separate from acceptance to the USU DI.
Master of Dietetic Administration
Students in the USU Dietetic Internship can apply for USU’s Master of Dietetics Administration (MDA) degree. Credits earned in the dietetic internship apply toward the requirements for the MDA. Students can apply while they are in the final months of the internship, or up to 6 years after completing the internship. The MDA is completely online and is designed to be completed while working full or part-time as a dietitian in your home location. To find out more about the MDA degree and application process, visit http://www.usu.edu/degrees/index.cfm?id=54.
Why consider the MDA?
- You’ve already earned credits in the USU Dietetic Internship that apply to the MDA
- Increase your knowledge and skills in dietetics practice, management and leadership
- Increase your job opportunities and pay potential- there is a shortage of dietitians for management positions
- Dietetics is moving towards master’s level practitioners
- Build a professional network of dietitians in your MDA cohort
Graduates of the USU Dietetic Internship complete 18 additional credits to earn the MDA. The cost of tuition and fees for the additional credits is anticipated to be around $8,500-9,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. For more information on program costs, please contact Martha Archuleta.
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Master of Public Health (MPH) Nutrition
Students in the USU Dietetic Internship can apply for USU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Nutrition degree. Six credits earned in the dietetic internship can be applied toward the requirements for the MPH. Students can apply while they are in the final months of the internship, or anytime after completion of the internship. The MPH Nutrition program has been approved for a GRE waiver for applicants who have passed the Registered Dietitian (RD) Exam in combination with completing a bachelors in dietetics from an ACEND accredited dietetics program. This program is completely online and can be completed at your own pace. To find out more about the MPH Nutrition program and the application process, please visit https://www.mph.usu.edu/degrees/public-health-nutrition or contact the MPH Nutrition Director, Dr. Mateja R. Savoie Roskos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-797-5777.
Why Consider the MPH Nutrition Program?
The MPH Nutrition degree includes interdisciplinary training in nutrition-related sciences and the core public health disciplines. Learn about the methods for quantifying dietary intake and nutritional status, the role of diet in disease risk and health promotion, and the design and implementation of nutrition policy and programs to improve the health of local, national, and global populations. The land grant setting of Utah State University provides unique opportunities for the study of the relationship between human nutritional status and health with strong academic and research programs in nutritional epidemiology, federal and community nutrition programs, nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology, USU Extension nutrition outreach programs, food science, food safety, agricultural practices, animal health, climate change, and environmental sciences. Students who complete a MPH degree in public health nutrition can seek out diverse positions in public health organizations that offer opportunities for leadership roles, professional development, and higher pay and benefits.
These organizations include:
- Local, state, and federal health agencies
- Colleges and universities
- Health care organizations
- Department of Workforce Services
- Federal nutrition assistance and education programs such as: WIC, SNAP-Ed, and EFNEP
- Community food banks and pantries
- International health and nutrition programs and aid agencies
Potential positions for MPH graduates include:
- Public health nutritionist
- Nutritional epidemiologist
- Preparation for medical school or doctoral studies in public health
- Public health educator
- Management positions in school, community, and clinical nutrition programs
The MPH Nutrition program requires a total of 42 credit hours. Tuition and fees are based on credit hour and differ for in state and out of state students. For the 2019-2020 year, in-state students should expect to pay between $14,000-15,000 and out-of-state students should expect to pay approximately $19,000. Use the USU Tuition and Fees Estimator for more information https://online.usu.edu/tuition/.