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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition? We're here to help. Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below.

I reside outside of the United States. Since your doctoral program is online, can I enroll?

This program requires students to be physically present in the United States to complete the degree requirements.

How long is the program?

The Doctor of Clinical Nutrition requires 48 total credit hours. The number of semesters depends on student's individual plan of study. View our program curriculum.

Can I attend an open house or arrange a campus visit?

Yes, we would love to share more about our program with you! If you are interested in scheduling a virtual or campus visit, please contact the program director, Swarna Mandali, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, at

How much does the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition cost?

Visit our tuition and fees page to learn about estimated program costs.

Is financial aid available?

Yes. Financial aid is available for degree-seeking students, and information can be obtained from Student Financial Aid. Submit applications for financial aid by March 1 for priority status. Students will be notified in April if they have been matched with the dietetic internship program at KU.

School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY