Combined Degree: Applied Food & Nutrition B.S. and Clinical Dietetics, M.S.
Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students
the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree,
meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a
combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in applied food and nutrition (AFN) and M.S. in clinical dietetics within an accelerated time frame.
Students interested in the combined degree program will follow the undergraduate coursework for AFN. Application requirements include:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Junior year status in the AFN program.
- A completed online application to the graduate school.
- Academic transcripts and resume.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- An essay of career goals and past experiences relevant to the profession of dietetics.
Note that this program requires enrollment in two spring/summer semesters.
Why Pursue Combined Degrees at Grand Valley?
- Hands-on learning in state-of-the-art facilities, including simulation, nutritional assessment, and standardized patient laboratories ensure experiential learning
- Accelerate your career trajectory and complete your degrees one step ahead of the competition.
- Meet the growing national need for more master's trained professionals.
- A clinical nutrition manager with a master's degree earns an average of $13 more per hour than an RDN with a bachelor's degree, according to the 2019 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Compensation and Benefits Report.
- Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-5400.