*NEW CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS: Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement, please visit CDR's website.
The Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences degree at Baylor focuses on human nutrition, macronutrients, and micronutrients with an emphasis on application of knowledge in the medical, research, management, and public health fields.
Graduates will be prepared to assess nutritional status, identify nutrition related disorders, and prescribe medical nutrition interventions appropriate for individuals and populations thus preparing them to secure professional level positions in the ever expanding fields of health care and public health. They will advance their understanding, conduct research, and learn to communicate their knowledge on an expanded level.
Enhance preparation for practice in:
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Sports Nutrition
- Pharmaceutical Sales
- Weight Management
- Culinary Arts
- Eating Disorder Counseling
- Community Nutrition
- Food Systems Management
- Public Health
- GRE scores are not required
- Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in a related academic area from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Three letters of recommendation identifying the individual's propensity for success in scholarly pursuit of graduate study
- Official transcript from each university attended
- Must show significant undergraduate success in related fields and appropriate science areas or be willing to successfully complete courses in designated areas