The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences, option in Dietetics Practice, is designed
for those who desire to complete an accelerated, accredited Dietetic Internship program while earning an accelerated master’s degree in preparation for a career in a clinical,
community or food service management practice. Students gain a fundamental understanding of evidence-based recommendations used in dietetics
and nutritional sciences and experience translating evidence into practice. After
successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Registration Exam for Dietitians. This Dietetic Internship program is fully accredited through 2028.
All students in this 32-hour program take core classes in advanced medical nutrition
therapy, nutrition education and behavior change, nutrition research approaches, public
health nutrition and food policy and contemporary issues in nutrition and dietetics.
Students also work with an advisor to design an individualized program to fit their
All graduate faculty possess a PhD and/or Registered Dietitian credentials and integrate
personal experiences and research into the curriculum, including the role of micronutrients
in cancer, diet effects on the microbiome, metabolic risk indicators, nutrition and
fitness for military and first-responders and obesity prevention programs and policy.
Many faculty also serve with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension.
OSU students applying for pre-selection to the program must do so no later than December
1. Students applying through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services
(DICAS) have a deadline of February 15.
To apply to the Nutritional Sciences, option in Dietetics Practice, MS program, complete