Tuition and Financial Aid for the MSDI

Tuition and fees

Information on the program's tuition and fees may be accessed through the Registrar's Office. Tuition is assessed on a per credit basis. Rates are calculated annually and are subject to change. 

Tuition estimate

The following is an example tuition estimate for a student in the MSDI Program for the first year of the program using the rate of $787 per credit from the 2020-2021 Academic Year Fee Book. Credits listed are the minimum required; students may take on more credits. For more information on costs, please see the GPHN Student Handbook for a more comprehensive breakdown of additional costs. Number of credits required for the program and rates for tuition and fees may change each year.

Term Credits Tuition University Fees Total
Summer 5 $3,935 $346 $4,281
Fall 9 $7,083 $583 $7,666
Winter 11 $8,657 $583 $9,240
Spring 11 $8,657 $583 $9,240
Total 36 $28,332 $2,095 $30,427

*Estimate only. Actual amounts will vary and do not include one credit of IPE or elective credits. This estimate does not include costs for major medical and dental insurance, housing, transportation, books, living expenses, or costs incurred as a part of supervised practice rotations.

Financial aid

All students enrolled in the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (including the Dietetic Internship program) are eligible to apply for financial aid. More information and application details are available at the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Application Process for 2020-2021 Financial Aid

Student debt counseling

Current and past students of OHSU have access to services through the Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management Program. By helping to mentor and educate students while they are attending OHSU, the Student Debt Management Program strives to help students create their own educational debt management plan so that they have a better understanding of their obligations and options after graduation. 

Stipends

Students enrolled in the combined MSDI program and placed at the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) for their primary placement site may receive a stipend for the first year of the program. The ability to offer the stipend is negotiated on an annual basis. Stipends are currently not available to students placed at any other supervised practice sites affiliated with the program.

Fellowships

Scholarships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers a variety of scholarships. Award details and eligibility requirements may be found on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation site. 

Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics typically offers a modest scholarship to an Oregon student(s). Students are nominated by their program faculty and cannot nominate themselves for these awards. 

Center for Diversity and Inclusion: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion also compiles a list of scholarships available to graduate students interested in areas of the health and sciences.

Be Midge's Hero Scholarship: This award is offered to select GPHN students who demonstrate evidence of a personal commitment to a plant-strong, whole foods-based lifestyle, and a sustained interest in promoting this lifestyle in future professional pursuits. Details on the scholarship and how to apply will be sent to current GPHN students while they are in the program. 

SOM Promising Scholar Award: These awards are made to outstanding students that show great potential to contribute to the intellectual richness and diversity of the OHSU student community. This award, $1000 to cover relocation expenses funded by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the OHSU School of Medicine, is for accepted MSDI or MS incoming students only and recipients must be nominated by the OHSU School of Medicine Graduate Studies Director. Number of awards given each year is limited. Make sure to visit and connect with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion prior to applying to one of our master's programs. 

GSO Travel Award: GSO Travel Award recognizes outstanding work by OHSU graduate students, and contributes to their professional development by helping fund travel to distant sites for scholarly purposes.

OHSU Global: OHSU Global Student Overseas Travel Award is a competitive award of up to $2,000 to support overseas experiences.

Tartar Trust: Tartar Trust Fellowships are offered annually by the OHSU School of Medicine. An applicant must be a student, fellow, or faculty member in the School of Medicine and be a resident of the State of Oregon. It is intended to be used for supporting research endeavors and research career development in the School of Medicine. The $2,000 award term is a one-year duration (matching the OHSU fiscal year period).