Master of Science in Dietetics & Nutrition

Our master’s of science degree program integrates dietetics and advanced nutrition science with research to prepare our students for successful careers. Employment opportunities for graduates are abundant in health care, wellness and food/foodservice industries.

This MS program can serve as preliminary preparation for enrollment into a doctoral program, and career goals should be discussed with an advisor as soon as possible to ensure exceptional results.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require, as of January 1, 2024, a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

For questions about the Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, please contact Julia Gonzalez-Pampin, Graduate Student Services Administrator, at

Application deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: March 1st

For more information about application deadlines, visit the FIU Graduate School site.

Program requirements

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university or, in the case of foreign students, an accredited institution recognized in its own country as preparing students for further study at the graduate level.
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The GPA is calculated on the student’s last 60 credits of undergraduate upper-division hours.
  • The applicant may be required to complete prerequisite courses in order to be eligible for admission into the MS program.

To be considered for admission, all applicants must submit the following required application materials:

International Applicants

Must submit documents mentioned above, in addition to the items listed below:

  • Official translations in English for non-English transcripts/documents.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or a 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required.
  • Must complete the Declaration of Finances.
  • Must submit official bank letters.
  • Must submit Financial Sponsor Letter.
  • International Students (currently in the USA) must submit their F1-Transfer Forms.

All documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

Florida International University
Graduate Admissions Office
PO Box 659004
Miami, FL 33265-9004

For overnight/courier services, mail to:

FIU Graduate Admissions
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

11200 SW 8th St., BT 201
Miami, FL 33199

Contact information:

Ph: 305-348-7442
Fax: 305-348-7441