Nutrition Science, M.S.

The first step to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist and more.

We offer three unique specializations to choose from. The dietetics track is one of only two of its kind in Maryland. The sustainable nutrition track marries sustainability with nutrition to train emerging leaders in the field. The cutting-edge nutrition science track prepares you for evidence-based practice and board certification.

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Careers in Nutrition Science

Growing Workforce

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11 percent growth for dietitian and nutritionist occupations by 2030, faster than the national average.

Broad Application

Dietitians and nutritionists work in a wide array of industries. Healthcare, education, food services, community nutrition programs, research and development, government and more!

Local Connection

Frederick Health, Frederick County Public Schools, Adventist HealthCare and Kaiser Permanente are among numerous regional organizations that actively recruit dietitians and nutritionists.

Top-Level Credentials

Our Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program equips you with expert training as prioritized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition.

The Hood Difference


Our tuition rates are some of the lowest in the region.

Expert Faculty

Our distinguished professors are practitioner-based and maintain industry connections in their respective fields.

Diversity & Inclusivity

Our graduate school population comprises more than 1,000 students from 19 states and 25 different nations.

Convenience & Location

Our proximity to the I-270 corridor connects students with the greater metro area, including Baltimore and Washington, D.C.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11 percent growth for dietitian and nutritionist occupations by 2030, faster than the national average.
Rooted in chemistry, biology and social sciences, nutrition is a key component of public health. How will you make a difference?