Dear Prospective Graduate Student/Intern,

Thank you for your interest in the Cox College combined Master of Science in Nutrition Diagnostics and Dietetic Internship Program! The Dietetic Internship originated in 2006 utilizing an advanced practice approach to nutrition diagnostics. The addition of the master’s program adds the coursework and advanced supervised practice work to meet the demands of future practice roles identified by the AND Phase 2 Future Practice and Education Task Force. The combined Master’s in Nutrition Diagnostics/Dietetic Internship provides the advanced education that will support specialty and advanced practice as defined by the Council on Future Practice in their 2011 Visioning Report. This program is designed to advance practice in nutrition diagnostics by providing both the didactic and supervised practice components to support advanced application of diagnostics skills and is truly an “innovative quality education model” supporting the recommendations of the Task Force. Our program’s unique concentration in nutrition diagnostics, along with the graduate program in this area provides future RDs with additional practice skills necessary to be better prepared to meet the emerging trends and priorities within the dietetics profession.

This web site includes a program overview and specific information describing the curriculum, rotation sites, estimated costs, how to apply, the selection process, FAQs, as well as comments from former students. We are proud of our program and graduates! I invite you to thoroughly investigate our site and let me know how I can further assist you in learning about our program. If you have additional questions after viewing the web site, please contact me at 417-269-3040 or at


Kristen Williams, MS, RD, LD
MND/DI Director
Associate Professor