Costs for the DPD vary based on residency, units per semester, and other factors.
The SDSU Office of Admissions estimates costs of attendance including tuition, fees, and estimated costs for food, housing, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.
Additional costs include parking expenses for field trips in Nutrition 409 (~$40), and a lab coat (~$40) and lab fees for Nutrition 205 ($55), 302L ($45) and 405 ($35).
Student membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (~$60/year) is optional.
Financial Aid Advisory
DPD students enrolled in the Master’s program in Nutritional Sciences or the Concurrent Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences receiving financial aid, may be subject to a violation of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) due to exceeding a maximum number of units taken for your degree (typically more than 150% of units required for your degree program). In this case, you may submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The appeal form will be provided through your my.SDSU “Tasks” tile with instructions. You may also contact the Graduate Advisor for a letter to support your appeal. Once you have received the SAP warning, it is best to submit your appeal as soon as possible, as processing time can take 4-8 weeks.