The Master of Science in Community Nutrition (MSCN) at West Chester University (WCU) promotes nutritional health and disease prevention in communities, emphasizing vulnerable populations. The MSCN includes core courses in nutrition science, applied nutrition, and nutrition research techniques as well as elective courses including nutrition concepts and controversies, vegetarian nutrition, nutrition education K-12, and exercise and older adults among others.

More information about the program mission and objectives can be found here.

Applications for the WCU program are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. 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 admission requirements for WCU are as follows: 

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  • DPD Verification Statement 
  • Letter of Intent
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official copy of transcripts from every college or university attended 

WCU does not require the GRE for admission into their program. More information about applying to WCU can be found here.


For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees for WCU, click here

Information about financial aid and loan deferments can be found on the WSU website here. They also offer graduate assistantships for students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

MS + DI Curriculum Timeline (Spring 2023 Match)

The curriculum timeline for the Spring 2023 Match is as follows:

NTD503 – Human Nutrition

NTD515 – Public Health Nutrition

*6 Credits

Dietetic Internship (Starts in February)

NTD612 – Nutrition & Human Behavior

NTD610 – Nutrition Assessment

*6 Credits

Dietetic Internship

NTD520 – Perspectives on Obesity

NTD – Elective Course

*6 Credits

Dietetic Internship (Graduate in October)

NTD517 – Nutrition Research Techniques

NTD615 – Nutrition & Disease: An Evidence Based Approach

*6 Credits

NTD600 – Maternal & Child Nutrition

NTD625 – Nutrition Programs & Policies

NTD630 – Nutrition Capstone

*9 Credits

Graduation and Program Completion Requirements 

To graduate from WCU, students must complete 33 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA and at least a B or better in all classes. Information about academic standing, probation, and dismissal can be found here. 

Contact Information

Any questions that you have about the WCU/BWS DI MS +DI Pathway may be sent to or