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Master and Doctorate Program Directory

Are you a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) or nutrition and dietetic technician, registered (NDTR) looking to complement your credential with an advanced degree? In addition to nutrition and dietetics, there are many fields and disciplines that offer master's or doctoral degrees.

Please note: This list of advanced degree programs in nutrition, dietetics and related areas is not all-inclusive. It is offered as a source of information for nutrition and dietetics students and practitioners interested in pursuing a graduate degree. Contact the program representative listed for complete details about each program.

These advanced degree programs may or may not include the coursework and/or supervised practice experience accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that is needed to meet the eligibility requirements for the registration examination for dietitians. If you are interested in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), visit the ACEND-accredited programs directory.

Graduate programs housed in a U.S. regionally-accredited institution who are interested in being listed in this directory should contact ACEND.

Advanced Practice Residency Programs

The ACEND Advanced Practice Residency Programs (APR) provide comprehensive, systematic, evidence-based approaches to advanced level practice education and training for current RDNs meeting established pre-requisites. APRs have both didactic and experiential components and are sponsored by institutions that provide advanced level education, training and mentoring in practice areas. To view current APR programs, filter for the “Advanced Practice Residency” program type.

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Search Tips

In addition to filtering by country and state/province, the filters on the right side of the page will narrow searches for the following:

Program Type

  • Advanced Practice Residency: programs that offer advanced level practice education and training for registered dietitians; these programs may or may not result in an advanced degree. Please contact the program for more details.
  • Doctoral: programs who offer some type of doctoral degree upon completion of the program.
  • Master’s: programs that offer some type of Master’s degree upon completion of the program.

Program Features

  • Distance Education: programs where coursework and/or rotations can be completed partially or entirely online.
  • Evening Didactic Courses: programs that offer live evening courses.
  • Independent Study: programs that offer a self-defined major.

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The information in this listing, including program details, is intended to be as accurate as possible when posted, but is subject to change without notice. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics assume no responsibility for changes or errors in the compilation of this information, and no one accessing and using the information shall have any right of recovery on account of its use.

Find an ACEND-Accredited Program

ACEND has more than 600 accredited programs across the United States and select countries internationally, with in-person and online options. Use the search filters to find the program that fits your needs.