Central Michigan University (CMU) offers an online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree with thesis, internship, and coursework options. This program requires 31-37 credits, with classes offered in six condensed eight-week terms per year. Students in all tracks learn about macronutrients, micronutrients, advanced nutritional assessment, research methods and biostatistics,... nutritional epidemiology, and more. Students completing internship and coursework options must complete a capstone course.
CMU students access online courses using the Blackboard system. Students who have completed a nutrition internship in the past seven years may be able to receive credit for the experience. Students have access to the school's financial aid offerings and the Scholarship Universe aggregator. CMU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to support military-affiliated students and offers tuition savings for military-affiliated students and their families. CMU also offers active-duty military service members and veterans the option to count military training and work experience as class credit.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and supporting materials online, including three letters of recommendation and an essay about professional goals. Services available to online students include free Microsoft 365 software, free online cloud storage, math and writing assistance, and the online student ally system for peer support.