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MS in Clinical Nutrition

When you earn your master’s in clinical nutrition from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, you’re taking an important step to do more for your patients and advance your career. Beginning in 2024, a master’s degree will be required to take the registration exam for dietitians, so it’s more important than ever to strengthen your credentials.

Our highly ranked online program makes it possible to get a top degree while balancing work and life obligations.

  • 100% online
  • Relevant, project-based activities
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Start in fall, spring or summer

World-class faculty will lead you to:

  • Take advantage of the latest information and research
  • Recognize and respond to developments in clinical nutrition practice, policy and research
  • Prepare to lead professional teams in nutrition-related services
  • Collaborate and grow with peers who share your passion

Prerequisites include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biological sciences, physiology, biochemistry, statistics, human nutrition and clinical nutrition.

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Considering Changing Careers into Clinical Nutrition?

The MS in Clinical Nutrition alone will not qualify you to be a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Check out information specific to career changers and the path for becoming an RDN.

Internship opportunities

UW-Madison’s Department of Nutritional Sciences partners with industry-leading programs throughout the country, so you can obtain benefit from a hands-on dietetic internship while earning a world-class education.

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Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition

Our 9-credit clinical nutrition certificate is offered completely online, so you can enhance your education no matter where you live while you maintain your current job. And because they are taught at the graduate level, classes may be transferred to applicable graduate degree programs, including the master’s degree in clinical nutrition at UW–Madison.

Get advanced training in:

  • Gastrointestinal nutrition therapy
  • Nutrition support
  • Complex nutritional assessment
  • Advanced nutrition counseling
  • Advanced pediatrics
  • Clinical nutrition research

Work directly with the same faculty who teach clinical nutrition on the UW–Madison campus. Our instructors have many years of clinical nutrition teaching experience and are registered dietitians with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Many are practicing dietitians who understand the challenges you face in the workplace and the knowledge you need to succeed in the clinical nutrition profession.