Estimated Program Expenses
Student Liability Insurance - $17
Health Insurance - varies upon chosen plan
Housing - varies
→ Off-campus apartments in Johnson City (Housing costs are dependent on location and if accommodations are
shared) - $350-600/month
→ On-campus graduate housing (Water, telephone, and cable TV hookup are furnished. Electric is extra.) - $300-515/month
Transportation (for gas) - varies
Lab jacket/coat (minimum of 1) - $25-30
Books and supplies - $200-$400/semester
Student membership to:
→ Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - $58.00
→ Tri-Cities Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - $10.00
Physical Exam & Laboratory tests (Student Health Services) - $100.00
→ Hep B (series of three required) - $90 each
→ TB skin testing - $10.00 each
Criminal Background Investigation - $65.00
10 panel Drug Screen - $45.00
CPR Certification - $45.00
Fees and tuition are subject to change each academic year. Please visit the university's Tuition and Fees page for the most up-to-date information.
In the past five years 100% of dietetic interns in the clinical nutrition master's degree program who applied have obtained a graduate assistantship or tuition scholarship.
Graduate Assistantships (GA)
Students who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship should indicate their intent on the Graduate School Application. The graduate assistantships in this department are 1/2 time GA positions.
Students receiving graduate assistantships must register for at least nine graduate hours per semester in their program and work 10 hours per week. Out-of-state tuition is waived for graduate students who hold assistantships. All or part of the in-state tuition may be covered for fall and spring terms in the first year.
Tuition Scholarships (TS)
A number of tuition scholarships are available to qualified first-time graduate students. A tuition scholarship award covers the tuition and maintenance fees for in-state and out-of-state recipients during fall and spring terms.
Tuition scholarship recipients must register for at least nine graduate hours each term and provide eight hours of service per week at their assigned location.
The Office of Financial Aid at East Tennessee State University provides a broad spectrum of programs to assist students in financing their college education. The university is committed to providing access to students through a variety of resources, which include scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. Additional information can be found in the Graduate Catalog.