MSPH in Nutrition Program for Registered Dietitians

There is a Tulane master's degree for future registered dietitian nutritionists, which involves obtaining the MSPH in Nutrition degree.

Complete the Tulane MSPH Nutrition track first and apply for a pre-select slot in the Tulane Dietetic Internship (DI) program, avoiding the national matching system D&D Digital. Students pursuing this option will begin taking MSPH courses over the summer, complete the MPH requirements by the end of the following summer, enter the DI program, and complete both the MSPH and DI within 25 months.

Steps to apply:  

  1. Apply to the Tulane University MSPH program in Nutrition through SOPHAS, indicating your interest in the MCH Leadership track and HRSA funded Nutrition Leadership Training Program in the personal statement for this application.

  2. Apply directly to the Tulane University Dietetic Internship in the fall semester. Applications are due on or before January 1 of the year that you will begin the internship. See the Tulane Dietetic Internship website for details on requirements.

Nutrition Leadership Training Program

The HRSA funded Tulane Nutrition Leadership Training Program (NLT) is a unique professional enrichment opportunity available to Tulane students in the MSPH Nutrition program who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the nutritional health status of women, children, and their families. Recipients will improve their leadership skills through nutrition research experience, clinical and community-based field rotations, teaching opportunities, and structured mentorship in addition to the MPH Nutrition curriculum. This program offers eligible students* a taxable stipend of $10,000 as a HRSA funded MCH Nutrition Trainee. This program is typically limited to five (5) new students each academic year.

*Eligible students must have (1) completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and (2) be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.

To learn more about the MSPH Nutrition program options and Nutrition Leadership Training Program, please review the websitecontact Keelia O’Malley at, and connect with us at TU Nutrition on Facebook. For more information about Tulane’s Nutrition Leadership Training Program, please contact and connect with us on TU Nutrition Facebook and tu.nutrition on Instagram.