Masters In Nutrition Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 25, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Others Learn to Live Healthy Lives with Liberty’s Master’s in Nutrition Online Degree

Are you passionate about helping others learn better nutritional habits so they can live fuller and happier lives? Whether you are a nutrition professional who wants to get more training or someone who wants to enter the field for the first time, Liberty’s online Master of Science in Nutrition can give you the training you need to help others.

With an MS in Nutrition, your career can be helping people live healthier lives by assessing their health goals and providing life-changing guidance. Liberty’s MS in Nutrition online degree doesn’t require any visits to campus, so you can learn the advanced nutrition skills you need while staying connected to what matters most to you. As a health professional, you can have many opportunities to meet the needs of clients in your community. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career with Liberty’s online MS in Nutrition.

What is an MS in Nutrition?

A Master of Science in Nutrition provides advanced training and studies in health and nutrition for professionals who want to provide consulting and guidance in the areas of diet and nutritional health. While Liberty’s MS in Nutrition does not directly lead to certification as a Registered Dietician (RD), graduates can have a strong background in the health and nutrition topics needed to pursue this goal. If you are interested in becoming an RD, the MS in Nutrition is a great stepping-stone toward that goal. See your state’s dietician requirements for more information about what additional steps you could take to become an RD.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Science in Nutrition?

Liberty’s MS in Nutrition is designed to help you repurpose your current skill set so you can start working in nutritional health or improve your opportunities as a current professional in the health industry. As education requirements for dietitians and nutritionists increase, having a master’s in nutrition can help you stay competitive with the latest tools and skills.

While Liberty’s MS in Nutrition does not lead directly to a registered dietitian credential, this program is a great stepping-stone toward that goal. This program provides an in-depth study of essential health and nutrition topics that can set you well on your way to meeting RD credential requirements and prepare you for a career in nutrition. Because every state’s requirements are different, you will need to review your state’s website for registered dietitians for more information about what additional steps you could take to become an RD.

The nutrition courses in the MS in Nutrition can build on your previous health experience and credentials. Established health educators, nutrition coaches, and sports nutrition specialists also benefit from the advanced training in nutrition in this program. If you want to build on your previous health education and get new training in the latest methods and research, then earning our MS in Nutrition can give you the edge you need.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Science in Nutrition?

The MS in Nutrition program seeks to provide a thorough background in health and nutrition knowledge that you need to be a health professional. You will study the principles of nutrition, metabolism, and the role food plays in maintaining good health. You can have access to current research on nutrition that c can help you evaluate new programs, identify fad behaviors in the health community, and provide sound guidance for your clients.

You will also study the societal, familial, and psychological factors involved in the development of eating disorders, type 2 diabetes, and other nutrition-based diseases. Other courses in our MS in Nutrition examine the current research regarding the relationship between genetics, chronic disease, and nutritional therapy. This program also has room for electives and a selection of population-specific courses that allow you to customize your degree for the particular clients you want to work with.

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Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Science in Nutrition

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online MS in Nutrition degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 years – and counting.
  • You can complete the MS in Nutrition in as little as 1.5 years!

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Military Benefits for Our Online MS in Nutrition Degree

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses

  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)

  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

Career Opportunities for MS in Nutrition Graduates

  • Non-licensed nutritionist
  • Nutrition or health educator
  • Nutritional counselor
  • Private nutrition consultant
  • Wellness consultant

Admission Requirements for Graduate Online Degrees

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.