Graduate Nutrition and Dietetics

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Assistantships

Annual tuition costs for the nutrition and dietetics program vary, based on students’ residential status and course load.

If you are accepted into the nutrition and dietetics graduate program at Ball State, you’ll be eligible for any applicable financial aid. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for a graduate assistantship within the Department of Consumer and Family Sciences, which is a great way to get hands-on experience while saving money on tuition and earning extra income.

Financial Aid

Ball State offers excellent value to our students, but we also know that many students will benefit from financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers students an array of opportunities for financial support so they can achieve their dreams of completing a graduate degree and becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist.


Students pursuing a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics are invited to apply for a graduate assistantship. Assistantships, which require about 20 hours of work in the department per week, reward students with a stipend and a tuition remission for each academic year. The following assistantships are available in the food and nutrition areas:

  • Foods Laboratory. A full-time graduate assistant (20 hours per week) coordinates laboratory supplies and purchases, sets up and maintains working order of the food laboratory, and supervises undergraduate student employees.
  • Quantity Foods Laboratory. This graduate assistant is the second-in-command of the quantity foods lab, which includes a student-operated restaurant. Responsibilities include preparing and setting up food labs, ordering or buying food, and working with undergrad students in meal service.
  • Dietetics/Nutrition. The graduate assistant provides help to nutrition faculty in all aspects of research and supervised practice experiences for dietetic technology students.
  • Community Nutrition and Research. Assignments for this graduate assistant include the development and implementation of community health and nutrition programs and helping faculty in data collection and other research activities.

Apply Today

If you’re interested in applying for a graduate assistantship, download the Consumer and Family Sciences Graduate Assistantship Application (PDF) today. The deadline to apply is March 1.

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