Applied Nutrition Master's Degree Pathway

Find a Pathway to Your Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Applied Nutrition, Degree Pathways

Choose the MS in Applied Nutrition Degree Pathway that is Right For You

Offering an array of customizable pathways tailored to align your educational experience with your professional and personal goals, the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (MSAN) degree  program at the University of New England Online empowers you to shape your educational experience. Whether you are:

  • a current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or nutrition professional seeking to further your career 
  • a future RDN ready to begin your transformative educational journey or
  • seeking to expand your knowledge in the field of applied nutrition, nutrition education and public health nutrition 

the MSAN program has a pathway for you! Explore the 3 pathways below.

MS in Applied Nutrition

MS in Applied Nutrition RDN to MSAN

MS in Applied Nutrition Dietetics Focus




Designed for: 

Professionals looking for a career in nutrition but do not have their RDN and are not looking to earn their RDN

Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who are looking for their master’s degree

Students looking to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (see our MSAN Dietetics Focus)

Credit Hours:

36 Credit Hours 

27 Credit Hours 

48 Credit Hours

Enrollment options:

6 enrollment periods a year

3 enrollment periods a year

Rolling provisional admissions


~ 2 years

~16 months 

~ 2 years


This pathway does not lead to RDN credentialing, and a verification statement cannot be provided upon completion. 

Current RDNs can earn up to 405 CPEU hours 

Successful graduates of the MS Applied Nutrition, Dietetics focus, will receive a verification statement allowing them to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist registration exam, administered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR).