Program Description

A one-year program for Registered Dietitians who wish to obtain an MS in Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Program Length

1 year/4 quarters

Possible Careers

The majority of RDs work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy, often part of medical teams) in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health-care facilities. In addition, a large number of RDs work in community and public health settings and academia and research. A growing number of RDs work in the food and nutrition industry, in business, journalism, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness programs. Reference – AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2022 Nov 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2022

Admissions Requirements

  • Have a 3.0 G.P.A or above
  • Complete an online application
  • Complete an interview
  • Have a CDR registration card

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2021-2022

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $37,008
Fees $3,696
Books & Supplies $3,800
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $44,504


The cost of attendance varies from year to year.  Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2021-2022, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 12
Room & Board $17,700
Transportation $3,840
Personal Expenses $3,000


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.