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Program Description

The Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics enables students to meet the didactic and supervised practice requirements for registration eligibility in dietetics. The purpose of registration is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by encouraging high standards of performance by persons practicing in nutrition and dietetics. Upon completion of the degree, students may sit for the RD exam.  

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Program Length

2.25 to 3 years (9 quarters)

Possible Careers

Dietitians and Nutritionists work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, cafeterias offices of physicians, and non-profit organizations. Career titles are: Clinical Dietitian, Management Dietician, Emergency Nutrition Advisor, Urban Health, and Nutrition Manager

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of reference, and official GRE scores (note: if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.2 or higher, the GRE requirement can be waived).


  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Human nutrition or equivalent

Discipline Accrediting Agency

The Nutrition (Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics), MPH, offered by the School of Public Health is accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  Contact: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1920, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, or

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 2023-2024

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Tuition $36,075 $44,352 $18,500
Fees $2,985 $3,980 $1,990
Books & Supplies $1,650 $1,400
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $40,710 $49,732 $20,490


Expected costs for the 2023-2024 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2023-2024, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Months enrolled 9 12 6
Food and Housing $17,280 $23,040 $11,520
Transportation $3,150 $4,200 $2,100
Miscellaneous Personal Costs $2,700 $3,600 $1,800


  • 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.