Earn your master degree online
You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
Graduate Student Interns who successfully complete this full-time three-semester online program will earn an M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and be eligible to take the national examination to become a Registered Dietitian.
The online Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship Program (M.S.+D Program), which emphasizes community nutrition and a culminating community health intervention project is a non-thesis masters program (36 credits) which includes 1220 hours of supervised practice hours.
The program is designed to provide students with the expected clinical care, food service management, and other skills and competencies that the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has established for entry-level practitioners.
Students will gain experience in providing nutrition care and education for individual clients and communities to prevent or treat conditions such as heart disease, cancer and obesity. Up to 20 graduate student interns are selected annually. Students of the SUNY Oneonta's undergraduate didactic program in dietetics have the option of participating in a Pre-select Option. Those students wishing to be considered in the Pre-select Option apply in the fall of their senior year. These students are notified of their acceptance in February of their senior year. In the event a student is not accepted to the SUNY Oneonta's Online Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship Program, they still have time to proceed to the national application process. In the national application process, applications are due in early February and graduate student interns are notified of the admission decision in April.
Graduate student interns begin their program in the summer with the start of the first summer session (typically early June). Students are required to attend an on-campus orientation (4 days) just prior to the start of the first summer session. The program is three-semesters in length; equivalent to 12 months and finishes the following spring semester (Mid-May). The online M.S.+D Program permits students to remain in their own communities while completing a graduate program that include required supervised practice hours. Students who apply must provide evidence that they have daily access to a computer, the Internet, and have identified Registered Dietitian preceptors and health-care and facilities willing to provide a learning environment and preceptors.
- What's a master's degree?
- A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.
What's it like to earn this degree online?
Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
- 100% Online
- This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
- Live classes
- You will learn in real-time while the instructor leads the class. Courses are similar to in-person classes, but you participate online.
- Same faculty as on-campus
- The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
- Learn by doing
- Participate in field experiences such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
- Credit for prior knowledge
- Get college credit for experience that you have already gained at school or in the workforce.
- Access to a personal tutor
- You will have access to a tutor when you need assistance with any of your classes.
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How do I enroll?
Follow these steps to start your application
- Go to the online application
- Create an account
- Complete the forms or save for later
- Pay the application fee (if applicable)
- Submit any supplemental materials, if required
- Send in your academic records
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