Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

MS in Dietetics

Loyola University Chicago’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers a unique opportunity to complete a master’s degree in Dietetics in conjunction with the Loyola University Chicago Dietetic Internship or after completion of a dietetic internship. The MS in Dietetics prepares professional dietitians who are capable of assuming leadership roles, or who wish to expand career options.

The Outcomes Performance Management focus of the program will help prepare you to design and implement systems that produce desired health outcomes. Learning within the context of a Jesuit, Catholic university will enhance your knowledge and skills in ethical decision making, social justice, and advocacy for underserved populations.

  • The degree offers full-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion (full-time): 1–2 years
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion (part-time): 2–3 years
  • This degree offers many online courses

Most classes are offered online. Those held in a face-to-face format are in the evening at the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL.

The degree can also be completed as part of Loyola’s Dietetic Internship. Learn more at LUC.edu/nursing/dietetic/internships.

Upon graduation you will be capable of assuming leadership roles in health care organizations. You will also have developed your skill set in transforming clinical practice information into improvements in quality and cost-effective care using modern technology, evidence-based practice, and outcomes management.
Career services are available—learn more at LUC.edu/career.

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing has been successfully educating graduate nurses for more than 50 years. The School is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

  • Study abroad: We encourage you to hone skills and build your network through intensive courses around the world. Study abroad is open to fulland part-time students. The School of Nursing offers annual study abroad trips to Belize.
  • Student organizations: Student Committee on InterProfessional Education (SCIPEC)
  • Service learning: You will have an opportunity to participate in an International Service Immersion as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Nursing.

Our faculty and clinical preceptors are experts in their fields and hold national certifications in their areas of specialization. They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty.

To be considered for admission, you must have:

  • A baccalaureate degree and a certificate of completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from an accredited school
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in baccalaureate courses
  • Acceptance in the Loyola Dietetic Internship as a current or incoming student, or current Registered Dietitian status
  • Evidence of completion of a course in statistics prior to admission to the MS in Dietetics program

Begin the financial aid process by completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.

The School of Nursing has limited funds available for financial assistance. Visit LUC.edu/nursing/admission/tuition-finaid to learn more about these financial aid opportunities.

For questions or assistance regarding financial aid through the School of Nursing, contact us at 708.216.9101 or SchoolofNursing@luc.edu.

Learn more about faculty, curriculum, and how to apply.