Simmons University Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion

Simmons University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion program helps students develop an advanced understanding of nutrition, fitness, and wellness and the expertise to assess future research in these areas. Graduates of the program seek to influence the nutritional status of the population through the leadership and problem solving skills acquired in the program. The traditional on-campus program has provided a quality educational program for students in the greater Boston area for over 20 years. The fully online program offers the same curriculum in a convenient online format, ideal for dietetic interns across the country. Students customize their plan of study by choosing one of two tracks or concentrations: the Research track or the Entrepreneurship track.

More information about the program mission and objectives can be found here. You may also review an informational video about their MS program here.

Admission and Application Requirements

The admission requirements for the Simmons University/Be Well Solutions partner program are as follows:

  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree (BS or BA) from a regionally accredited US college or university or an overseas institution of higher learning recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country.
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in prerequisite courses, and the cumulative GPA.

The application schedule below is for interns who are applying to the Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship MS/DI Pathway:

Application Period Graduate School Application Deadline Graduate School Decision Deadline
Fall Match September 25 October 25
Spring Match February 15 March 22

The GRE is not required for admission. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and a separate application is not required for BWS DI applicants. Rather, Simmons University uses DICAS materials that interns submit to BWS DI. Additionally, BWS DI interns will have their Simmons University application fee waived. If admitted to Simmons University, BWS DI interns will have a reduced enrollment deposit if admitted ($200 from $750).

Tuition and Financial Aid

More information about tuition, financial aid, and scholarships can be found here. All applicants to the MS Nutrition partner program are reviewed for a scholarship ranging from $6,000-$16,000.

MS + DI Curriculum Timeline

Details about the BWSDI/Simmons University curriculum timelines can be found at the links below:

The Simmons University Academic Calendar can be found here.

Graduation and Program Completion Requirements

To graduate from the Simmons University MS in Nutrition program, students must complete 31-32 credits. Students pursuing the BWS DI MS/DI Pathway with Simmons University will have approximately 3 years to complete the degree. Please note that a DI verification statement will not be provided until the MS degree has been completed.

Contact Information

Any questions about the Simmons University + BWS DI MS/DI Pathway may be sent to or