The Master of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics program prepares students for a career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The program provides the required coursework and supervised practice hours for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentialing examination eligibility. The program offers a clinically-focused curriculum with a metabolic basic science foundation and research experience.

Student Testimonials

"I'm confident that I will be well-prepared for a career as a registered dietitian after completing this program. The emphasis on active learning in our classes helps to reinforce the lecture material
and encourage engaging discussions with our fellow peers. I'm excited to work with patients during the clinical rotations because I know I can make a meaningful difference in their lives."
--Rachel Lam, UC, Berkeley, MNSD Student

"If I could describe the program in 3 words, I would say it is supportive, inspiring, and collaborative. The MNSD program was my top 1 choice when looking for graduate programs. I couldn't have chosen a better program to complete the requirements to take the CDR exam.
--Caroline Thally, UC, Berkeley, MNSD Student

The summer session term following year one is dedicated to a capstone project in the metabolic biology research labs or other nutritional sciences focused labs. During this experience, students will investigate nutritional science themes and connect research with their coursework. Past students have had research experiences with program collaborators within the Nutritional Sciences department and on campus, and also off campus with collaborators at Stanford, UCSF, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland.