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Equip RDNs with the advanced knowledge required to meet professional standards and better leverage the emerging paradigm shift that focuses on patient outcomes and accountable care funding models.

ISU is discontinuing the MS in Nutrition (stand-alone) degree. We will continue to offer the MS in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Program. 

Discounted Tuition for Residents of Western States

Two programs provide in-state tuition for residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming"

  • Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
  • Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW)

To apply for these discounted tuition programs, contact the ISU Graduate School.

Note: To qualify, students must fulfill all the usual requirements of the department and institution concerned, and meet all admission deadlines. Students need not demonstrate financial need.

The Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition from Idaho State University is designed primarily for practicing RDNs interested in the overlap of nutrition and one of three emphasis areas: public health, marketing, or management. This flexible program may be completed either as a part-time or full-time student. 

The ISU MS in Nutrition degree provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to further your passion to improve the lives of others by promoting evidence-based nutrition interventions. Each emphasis area prepared graduate students with a specialized body of advanced knowledge and skills:

Public Health
  • Manage organizational departments and lead project teams
  • Develop managerial-level critical analysis, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Possess insights into business concepts and resource allocation decisions
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary organizational marketing activities
  • Participate in marketing efforts such as conducting market research activities and evaluating consumer behavior
  • Manage organizational marketing and promotional initiatives
  • Spur systemic behavioral changes at the community and population levels
  • Address public health issues across the life span, including but not limited to, obesity, diabetes and chronic disease
  • Help individuals make behavioral changes to improve health outcomes

Program Overview

Program Goals

Degree Plan and Schedule

MS Nutrition Calendar

Financial Information

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