Dietetics BSFCS/Foods and Nutrition MS

Students graduating with the undergraduate degree in Dietetics and the master's degree will be eligible to complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program and subsequently take the examination to be certified as an RDN. Registered dietitian nutritionists work in a variety of settings, including healthcare, business and industry, community/public health, education, research, government agencies, and private practice.

Students graduating with the master's thesis option have the potential to continue their education and earn a doctoral degree. Those holding a Ph.D. in Nutrition will find additional employment opportunities in research, teaching, and advanced professional careers.

Admission to Program

By the start of their junior year, students will apply to the pathway. Students will apply to the pathway via an online application along with an unofficial transcript and a signed acknowledgment that they are aware of the criteria for them to be accepted to the graduate program. Acceptance into the pathway is not a guarantee of acceptance into the graduate program.

Students must have completed CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L, and FDNS 2100 with grades of C or better and have a 3.5 GPA for admittance to the pathway. GRE test scores are not required to enter the pathway but must be taken and submitted before consideration for admission to the graduate program.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

FDNS 6600 Food Nutrition Policy
FDNS 6100 Micronutrients
FDNS 6620 Procurement and Financial Mgmt.
FDNS 6510 Lifecycle Nutrition
FDNS 6510 Med Nutrition Therapy I
FDNS 6645 Nature of Food
FDNS 6530 Med. Nutrition Therapy II
FDNS 6530 Mgmt. Foodservice Org.
FDNS 6540 Public Health Dietetics
FDNS 6520 Clin Nutrition Intervention
FDNS 6070 Research Methods
FDNS 6660S Nutrition Education
Any dual-listed FDNS course appropriate to student's major. A maximum of 12 credit hours may count in the graduate program of study.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students will meet the same requirements (300 GRE 150V 150Q 3.5 A, 3.0 or better GPA, and other requirements as posted on our website) as other graduate program applicants.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Donna Holcomb
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-9920
  • Address: 176 Dawson Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Dietetics B.S.F.C.S.
  • Department/College: Nutritional Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Beverly Hull
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6492
  • Address: 109 Dawson Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Emma Laing
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-7983
  • Address: 390 Dawson Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Foods and Nutrition M.S.
  • Department/College: Nutritional Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Barbara Grossman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-4908
  • Address: 271 Dawson Hall