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Freshmen, Transfer, and Second-Degree Students

If you have earned, or are currently in the process of earning, DPD verification through
an ACEND accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD), please see the information
specific to
DPD Graduates.

If you are not currently enrolled as a student at Fontbonne, your first step will be
apply for admission to the university. This includes applicants who have already
earned a bachelor’s degree. Any previous college coursework you have completed will
be reviewed for transferability and applied to our curriculum if approved.

If you have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a closely related nutrition area, we
will review your application to determine whether you qualify to directly enter at the
graduate level (see requirements below). Otherwise, you will enter as a seconddegree
undergraduate student and complete all prerequisites and coursework needed for the
B.S. in Dietetics.

Applicants with a closely related bachelor’s degree (nutrition or other similar degree)
without DPD verification will be considered for graduate admission with conditional
admission to the CP if the following conditions apply:
  • Two semesters of Medical Nutrition Therapy were/will be completed with their
    bachelor’s degree
  • No more than two CP prerequisite courses are needed (must be completed with
    a C or better by the end of the second semester at Fontbonne)
  • Missing no more than three other undergraduate major courses that are required
    in our curriculum.
  • Director determines that all knowledge requirements and competencies covered
    in missing undergraduate major courses will be met through graduate level
    coursework and/or rotations.
Your application to the coordinated program will occur through an internal process once
you have completed the program prerequisites. Your academic advisor will work closely
with you to determine this timeline.

Our general criteria for admission to the CP are:
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours (includes transfer coursework)
  • Completion of all required prerequisite courses with a C or better (see
    curriculum guide)*
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA for all coursework completed at Fontbonne
    *We will consider applications from students who will have completed at least 75% (36
    credits) of prerequisite courses by the semester they plan to begin the CP.

Estimated Program Costs for students completing both a B.S. & M.A. (beginning
at official CP start typically junior/3rd year)*

Adjusted based on coursework needs for transfer students.

Tuition & Fees *

Year 1: Junior (fall, spring, summer) = $34,471

Year 2: Senior/Graduate (fall, spring, summer) = $26,163

Final Year: Graduate (fall only) = $3925

Total estimated cost: $60,634

Room & board (only if needed) $10,460-$13,145 per academic year
Graduation Fee $75
Additional Course & Lab Fees ** $1500
Textbooks & Reference Materials $1600
Professional Liability Insurance (yearly enrollment in university policy) $39
Required Physical Examination, Immunizations, and annual TB test *** $200
Background Check $60
Transportation (includes travel to/from assigned
sites, parking, gas, car insurance, car
maintenance, etc.)
$1200 – $4000 (estimated)

ServSafe® Manager (or similar food protection certification) if not currently certified. Accelerated master’s students complete this as part of an undergraduate course.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership $58/year
St. Louis Academy Student Membership (recommended) $11/year
Parking $90/semester; $150/academic year
*For information about refund of tuition and fees and/or program withdrawal, refer to the
Academic Policies and Regulations in the online
Fontbonne University Catalog.
Financial Aid information can be found online
** Reliable computer and internet access are required

***Additional immunizations and/or screenings may be required by certain rotation


Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S. and M.A.)

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