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Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics


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2015-2016 Tuition Rates

Tuition rates and fees for the next academic year (starting fall 2015) are submitted to the UW Regents who will make the final decision on the rates in early summer. Information about School of Public Health’s proposed tuition rates for current and new students beginning fall 2015 is available on the School of Public Health website (Please see “Proposed Tuition Changes Beginning Fall 2015” near the top of the page). We will update the tuition figures in the table below with the 2015-2016 rates as soon as they are finalized by the UW Regents.


GCPD Tuition & Fees 2014 - 2015

Students enrolled in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics are completing both a degree (MS, MPH, or PhD) and preparing to become a Registered Dietitian. The fees below reflect the course of study for the first two years. All master's level students are required to complete a thesis which may be incorporated into existing quarters. Most students require at least one quarter beyond the Practice Experience to complete the thesis. The time to completion of the thesis is under the student's control. Doctoral students complete a dissertation and additional PhD requirements.

Tuition and Fees, Year One

  Washington State Resident Non-Resident
  MS or PhD MPH MS or PhD MPH
Autumn/ Winter/ Spring


$5,680/ A Qtr
$5,679/ W Qtr
$5,678/ Sp Qtr
$5,902/ A Qtr
$5,901/ W Qtr
$5,900/ Sp Qtr
$9,838/ A Qtr
$9,837/ W Qtr
$9,836/ Sp Qtr
$11,610/ A Qtr
$11,609/ W Qtr
$11,608/ Sp Qtr
3 credits, Track 1 only
$ 2,311 Ŧ $ 2,487Ŧ $ 4,125 Ŧ $ 4,860 Ŧ
Total Year One $19,348 $20,190 $33,636 $39,687

Tuition and Fees, Year Two

  Washington State Resident Non-Resident
  MS or PhD MPH MS or PhD MPH
Autumn quarter $5,680 $5,902 $9,838 $11,610
*Supervised Practice:
Nutr 561, 10 UW-PCE credits/quarter & Fees : Winter, Spring, Summer
$6,157/quarter $6,157/quarter $6,157/quarter $6,157/quarter
Total 2nd year $24,110 $24,332 $28,268 $30,040

Ŧ 2014 summer tuition rates are shown because Summer 2015 tuition rates are not yet available. UW rates are subject to change. See the UW Office of Planning & Budgeting website for the most up to date information.

* Tuition for the Practice Experience is through the UW Office of Professional Continuing Education (UW-PCE) with no distinction for tiers or residency. The 2014-2015 cost is $575/credit. The 2015-2016 cost is $605/credit. Winter and Spring quarter there is an additional technology fee. Tuition & Fees (PCE Registration fee, UPASS, Tech fee, Service & Activities fee, Tech fee, renovation fee, IMA bond) are subject to change.  Fee calculation does not include student insurance, if applicable.

GCPD Year One (Coursework)

Estimated tuition for the first year of the GCPD is shown in the table above. The most current information is available from the UW website. Note tuition and fees are subject to change. Consult the UW website for updates.

GCPD Year Two (Practice Experience)

During year two, students register for 10 hours of UW PCE credit (NUTR 561). UW PCE tuition is due only during Winter, Spring, and Summer of year two, even though students are completing some NUTR 561 requirements during the preceding summer and fall quarters.

Other program fees:

Application fee $85
Background Check $50-100
Liability Insurance $20-24
Health Fee (Annual) $130
Academy Student Membership (Annual) $50
Food Worker's Card $10

The number and cost of textbooks required in the GCPD courses will vary. The student should anticipate spending approximately $100 - $120 per course in texts and course syllabus materials.

Students are required to attend the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting during their second year. Student registration fees are approximately $85 for one day (~$140/ 3-days). The location of this meeting varies but may be outside the Greater Seattle area and therefore students may need to pay for overnight lodging and arrange for transportation. Information on the meeting is available on the WSAND website.

Students are required to have access to personal transportation for some rotation sites and/or GCPD events.

Some sites require an additional background, drug and/or finger printing screening (Cost ~$60). The student will be responsible for covering this cost.

Washington State Residency Requirements

Information on “Understanding Washington State Residency” may be found on the University of Washington’s residency website.


Updated April 13, 2015


For questions about the GCPD, please contact:

University of Washington
Nutritional Sciences Program
305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410
Seattle, WA 98195

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