Career Outlook & Alumni Success

An education from the University of Texas at Austin opens doors. As one of the top-ranked public research universities in the country with a global reputation for excellence, an education from UT Austin demonstrates that you have the skills and experience to lead and succeed in your career endeavors.

Graduates of the Master's of Science in Nutritional Sciences program represent our values of hard work, constant innovation in nutrition, and commitment to bettering the lives of their patients and communities. 

Danielle D., 2021 Graduate

In her teens, Danielle developed an interest in health and wellness that grew into a desire for a career in nutrition. She earned an undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she needed the flexibility to work full-time while earning her master's degree and the online MSNS program was the perfect fit!

As society’s attention to nutrition continues to increase, professionals that are well-versed in nutritional science are in high demand. Our graduates enter the job market ready to work in the nutrition field in academia, industry, non-profit and governmental agencies. They work in positions such as:
Postdoctoral FellowResearch FellowAssistant Professor
Research ScientistNutritional ConsultantNutrition Education Specialist
Research AnalystProject ManagerData Collection Coordinator
EpidemiologistDrug Discovery ScientistProgram Director
Senior ScientistOncology DietitianClinical Project Manager
Our graduates are hired by a range of employers such as:
MD Anderson Cancer CenterBaptist Health SystemSt. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Georgetown Lombari Cancer CenterUSDA Food and Nutrition ServiceUT Health Science Center San Antonio
Texas Biomedical Research InstituteMethodist Hospital SystemTexas Department of State Health Services
Whole FoodsNetHopeMetagenics
Eli Lilly and CompanyThe University of Texas Medical BranchBaylor College of Medicine
Tufts UniversityDana-Farber Cancer InstituteGenentech
Trewon TechnologiesUS AIDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
USDA Agricultural Research ServiceHutchison Medi PharmaPrinceton University

Elizabeth D., 2019 Graduate

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"Graduating from an esteemed university and online MSNS program made me a more competitive applicant for dietetic internships and career opportunities. Today, I work as a leading clinical dietitian at iHealth thanks to the skills and knowledge I gained as a student. 

"Looking back, I really appreciate the curriculum, the faculty, and the flexibility of the program. My favorite classes were Experimental Design and Statistics and Theories of Behavior Change, because they really prepared me to be a well-rounded dietitian and leader. 

"I utilize what I learned from these classes on a daily basis to analyze patients' clinical outcomes and design program-initiatives grounded in theory. Overall, I would highly recommend this program to anyone seeking to invest in their professional advancement for more opportunities in the field of nutrition and dietetics."