The University of Michigan School of Public Health's Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics provides a direct path for students wishing to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by combining didactic learning and supervised practice (internship) into an integrated 2-year program of study and field experience. Are you considering becoming an RDN and are unsure how our program compares to others? Please see our FAQ for more information.

We offer different graduate degree paths to fulfill all the requirements needed for graduation and eligibility to sit for the registration exam for dietitians—Master of Science (MS) (2 options) and Master of Public Health (MPH). Please see this FAQ to determine which degree program is best for you.

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential is earned with successful completion of both specified didactic education and supervised-practice experiences through programs accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy, and successful completion of the Registration Examination for Dietitians. RDNs work in a variety of settings, including health care, business, sports and corporate wellness, community/public health, education, research, government agencies and private practice.