Food and Nutrition Graduate Program

Bowling Green State University offers a variety of graduate programs for those interested in pursuing their education in Food and Nutrition. 

We have a Master's of Food and Nutrition (MFN) degree, offered on-campus or via eCampus. The eCampus program can be completed 100% online.

We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Food and Nutrition.

From Recent Falcon Alums!  
  • "My interest in continuing my education led me to Bowling Green's Master's of Food & Nutrition Online program. This program was a wonderful opportunity and gave me the flexibility to work full-time and pursue my education. The professors are great with communication, which is important because it is an online-based degree. This program expanded my love for dietetics even more and now that I have graduated in May 2021, I am applying for dietetic internships to become a dietitian." -- Tyler A, eCampus MFN Alum, Spring 2021
  • “I have greatly enjoyed my time at BGSU, and all the courses I was able to participate in. It has really enriched my practice as a dietitian, how I approach certain situations, and given me something to put time into that is just for me!" -- Caitlin P, eCampus MFN Alum, Spring 2022
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Want More Info? Attend Virtual Open House - Registration Required

September 30, 2022 1:30 to 2:30 PM EST -  Register in advance for this meeting

October 21, 2022 1:30 to 2:30 PM EST - Register in advance for this meeting

November 18, 2022 1:30 to 2:30 PM EST - Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Want more information about our graduate programs? Contact, Dr. Kerri Lynn Knippen, Food and Nutrition Graduate Coordinator at


General Information

Applicants may wish to combine their graduate studies with a dietetic internship. BGSU’s dietetic internship program is currently granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). In addition to completing the Master’s degree admission requirements, applicants must participate through the D&D dietetic internship-matching program. For more information about the dietetics internships at BGSU, see

If you wish to pursue becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), but do not have a F&N/dietetic undergraduate degree, please contact Carrie Hamady, EdD, MS, RD, LD, FAND, Undergraduate Dietetics Director at Dr. Hamady will review your transcripts and help you plan your course of study to meet the didactic requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This may require one or more years of undergraduate coursework. 

All other inquiries should be directed to Dr. Kerri Lynn Knippen, Graduate Studies Coordinator at

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Eligible students may choose to complete the master's program in conjunction with a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship program. The dietetic internship program is granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Master's of Food and Nutrition program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Graduate Certificate in Food and Nutrition is a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 08/30/2022 08:15PM