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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department


To be eligible for the UF MS-DI program

Applicants must have completed, or be in the process of completing, an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) for their bachelor's degree and obtained/will obtain a DPD Verification Statement. A DPD program provides the required dietetics coursework leading to a bachelor's degree and provides the eligibility to and foundation for the advanced dietetics study of our MS-DI program. For more information, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Updates to Eligibility to Take Registration Exam

Students/interns will need to have a Master's degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist after January 1, 2024. For more information, see CDR's 2024 Graduate Degree Requirements.


The UF MS-DI program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-977-1600,

Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, religion, age, disability, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

Immunization Requirements

The University of Florida, and the UF MS-DI Program, are dedicated to maintaining the health and wellness of our campus and affiliate sites. Therefore, all new UF students are required to show documentation of specific vaccinations or proof of immunity prior to attending UF (as set forth in Florida statutes 1006.69, Florida Board of Governors Regulations Chapter 6, as well as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC)). Immunizations must be kept up-to-date throughout the program. Immunizations are required to attend practicum and internship sites.