Graduate Admissions

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (MND) is delivered on UBC Vancouver-Point Grey campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam). Practice education placements will occur in various locations across the area known as British Columbia. We are privileged and thankful for this opportunity to teach and learn with students on the lands of many Indigenous Peoples.

Program Overview

The MND is a new graduate professional program based on national competencies and accreditation standards for entry into the dietetics profession in Canada.

The program involves 28 months of study with practice education placements occurring throughout the program and across British Columbia. The curriculum includes courses that focus on advanced clinical nutrition, food provision management, leadership, business and entrepreneurship, counselling, Indigenous Peoples’ health, social justice and professional dietetic practice.

The MND program is currently “Registered” for accreditation with Accreditation Canada/EQual, and listed on their website as so.

This program is intended for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree. If you do not hold an undergraduate degree, apply to the undergraduate entry-to-practice Dietetics Major.

The MND program welcomes applications from Indigenous people. Seats are reserved for self-identified Indigenous people who meet G+PS and program-specific admission requirements.

Prior to applying, we encourage prospective applicants to review the UBC Indigenous Portal Graduate students page. Interested applicants can also connect with the Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Specialist [contact information at the bottom of the linked page] for support anytime during the application process.

The MND program welcomes applications from international students:

  • Internationally-trained dietitians can complete this program to meet the requirements to register and work in Canada.
  • Other international students are also encouraged to apply—start your life and career in Canada by completing a graduate degree to join this innovative and in-demand health profession.

Since the roles and responsibilities of dietitians can vary between countries, please explore the program page about common practice areas and rewarding careers of Registered Dietitians in Canada.

Admissions Information

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics applications for September 2024 open on June 15, 2023. The application deadline is November 15, 2023, 16:00h (4:00 PM) PDT.

Admission to the program is offered on a competitive basis due to annual enrolment limits. Application assessment consists of 30% academic performance, 30% letter of intent and CV/resume, 10% references, and 30% interview (shortlisted applicants only), and alignment with program vision, values, goals, and needs.

MND Admission Requirements

MND Admissions Guide: deadlines and processes

Join the Prospective Student Mailing List

To stay informed about the MND program and admissions, sign up for the MND Prospective Student mailing list. Updates will be sent out periodically, 3 or 4 times per year.

Follow these instructions to subscribe to the email list (replacing your name where indicated):

  1. E-mail to:
  2. Put the following in the body of the message:
    Subscribe MND-PROSPECTIVE <yourFirstName> <yourLastName>
  3. A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address asking you to confirm your subscription request. Confirm your subscription request by clicking on the first link in the body of the message.

Prospective MND Student Webinar

The Zoom info session for all prospective students who are interested in applying for the upcoming admission (September 2024 intake) has been successfully delivered on September 12, 2023, from 12 to 1 pm.

Please also join the mailing list to stay informed of future events and other program news!

Watch the previous recording of the 2024 MND Admission Info Session

Slides available to be downloaded here: 2023 MND Admission info session (2023 Sep 12) Slide