FAQ

Is UW-Madison accredited?

What are the entry requirements for the Online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition?

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent and a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Have completed the following prerequisite courses:
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Physiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Statistics
    • Human Nutrition
    • Clinical Nutrition
  • Apply to the UW-Madison Graduate School. Your application must include a statement on your reasons for applying; three letters of recommendation; TOEFL scores if applicable; and unofficial transcripts submitted through the Graduate Portal.

How many credits do I need to earn an Online Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition?

  • 30 credits

How many hours should I commit to studying each week?

  • While study needs vary from student to student, for graduate-level coursework, you should plan on studying at least three hours per credit hour (e.g. for a three-credit course, you will want to at least 9 hours per week).

Will I be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian registration examination upon completion?

  • The online Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition does not take the place of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).

Do I need to come to UW-Madison for exams and/or projects?

  • No campus visits required.

Is credit for life experience available?

  • We do not offer credit for life experience.

How long will it take to complete the Online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition?

  • You can complete this program in as little as one year, or you may choose to complete it at your own pace.

More questions?

  • We’re happy to answer them!
    • Lynette M. Karls, M.S., R.D., C.D at karls@nutrisci.wisc.edu
    • Jonathan King, Graduate Coordinator jmking4@wisc.edu