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How Do I Apply to MSU?

For information on applying to Montana State University please see the menu at Prospective Students. Requirements for incoming students are also located at this web site. MSU has an online application for you to complete and submit electronically or you can print the application and submit by mail. When you apply to Montana State University, declare the Food and Nutrition major in the Department of Health and Human Development. There is no additional application process to our undergraduate option in dietetics.

What Are the Costs of the MSU DPND Program?

Average tuition for full-time students varies each academic year.  Tuition rates and estimated expenses for books and housing are listed for both Montana residents and out-of-state students at: A summary of the Montana University System Residency policy can be found at

Additional costs for the DPND may include:

  • Nutrition classes with labs require additional fees per semester (NUTR 227, NUTR 395, NUTR 401, and NUTR 426) $225-250
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership is recommended. ($50 for students)
  • Transportation costs for travel for Service Learning Projects; volunteer or shadowing experiences  ($25-$100 depending on distance from MSU).

Where Do I Find Out About Important Dates and Deadlines?

All important dates and deadlines are available online at the MSU calendar site. Generally, fall semesters start in late August and end in mid-December. Spring semesters begin in mid-January and end in early May. The first summer session generally starts in mid-May and ends in late June; second summer session starts in late June and ends early August.

Where Do I Find Out About MSU Policies and Procedures?

Academic policies and procedures for MSU are available online in the MSU catalog and DPND policies are available in the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Student Handbook.