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Dietetics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Maryland City, MD, United States
The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is to prepare graduates for supervised practice, leading to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
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Key facts:

  • The Dietetics concentration curriculum at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is based on accreditation requirements outlined by ACEND.  The course offerings are periodically revised by the Department and University curriculum committees and are sequenced to provide experiences that become increasingly complex and build upon previous knowledge and experiences. Supporting courses are selected to provide prerequisite knowledge for professional courses. Students combine classroom experiences with field experiences in clinical, foodservice and community settings.  Additional related field experience is recommended. 
  • Program graduates with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible to obtain a Verification Statement that provides eligibility to apply for an ACEND accredited supervised practice program, which is referred to as a dietetic internship. Once graduates successfully complete a dietetic internship, they are eligible to sit for the national dietetic registration examination and the examination requirements are set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). After the individual passes the national examination, they will become a RDN. Some states may require you to become licensed (Maryland requires licensure).


The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is an accredited program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy & Physio I + Lab
  • Fund of Organic Chem I + Lab
  • Fund of Contemporary Speech
  • Scientific Principles of Food
  • Psychology
  • Applied Food Service Sanitation
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Professional Development
  • Nutrition Ed & Counseling
  • Essentials of Nutrition Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Completed application for undergraduate admission along with the non-refundable $35 application fee.
  • Official copy of the high school transcript showing grades earned through the junior year, courses in progress in the senior year, and a cumulative grade point average.
  • Official score report of the SAT or ACT with the Writing Component
  • Highly recommended, yet not required: 
  • Type-written (250 words) personal statement that expresses who you are and why you want to attend UMES. 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Counselor, School or Community Leader. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5418 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5418 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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