The Adult Education Department and Dietetics and Nutrition have collaborated to create the Dietetics and Adult Education Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate 4+1 Pathway, which allows students to focus their adult education course work in ways that complement their content knowledge in dietetics and wellness.
This joint program has been established to support dietetic proessionals who are required to earn a master’s degree (by 2025) prior to entering the field. The 4+1 Pathway provides qualified Dietetics and Nutrition undergraduate students a seamless entry into the M.S. in Adult Education.
Through the 4+1 accelerated pathway, undergraduates in health, nutrition, and dietetics, can apply for conditional admission to graduate school and complete 9 hours of graduate coursework in the master of science in adult education degree program once they have earned sufficient academic credits to obtain "senior status" on their degree works report. A maximum of 9 credit hours (divided between the first and second semester of the senior year) may be taken during the senior year, and these credits are included in the undergraduate tuition rates students pay. Students must maintain academic eligibility, as outlined by the admission requirements into the pathway, throughout their senior year.
Upon formal admission, earned graduate credit is applied to the graduate course of study and all graduate policies and privileges apply. Graduate application fees are waived for students in the 4+1 accelerated pathway.
Students are formally admitted to the Graduate School following verification of bachelor’s degree requirements and acceptance of the online application. To apply, please download and complete the program application.
Carol A. DeNysschen
Chair and Associate Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department
Adult Education Department
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