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Tuition is set by the University of Utah and fees are an estimation on average of what graduate students report. Some students seek financial assistance through scholarships and financial aid, which are not part of the fee and tuition estimates on this page.

CMP students are required to register for approximately 36 credit hours the first year and 28 credit hours the second year, depending on the chosen course of study. Tuition rates for nutrition graduate students are available through U of U Financial Services. Be sure to look under Health Sciences Nutrition as rates are different for each graduate program. You may also use the Financial & Business Services Tuition Estimator and the CMP Curriculum to estimate tuition and fees per semester. 


Differential tuition, also known as Program Fees, is a charge that Universities add to the base tuition to help cover the costs of programs that are expensive to administer. Universities will often add differential tuition to the price of professional programs. All of the professional programs in the University of Utah’s College of Health have differential tuition. These fees are earmarked specifically for the program to help support our curriculum and accreditation requirements. 

Differential tuition for the CMP program is approximately $4,500 per semester = totaling $18,000 for 4 semesters (no differential tuition will be charge in the Summer semester)

The CMP uses differential tuition funds to help cover the costs of being an ACEND accredited program. For example, the supervised practice requirement requires additional faculty and staff to help coordinate supervised practice placements, track student outcomes, and coordinate ACEND required competencies. We also use differential tuition to pay for the accreditation and directory listings, student background checks, and drug screening fees. 

For more information about our differential tuition, you can consult the CMP handbook.


TOTAL $1,225-$2,320
Housing Graduate student housing, student/family housing, apartment and home rentals $700-$1,000 per month
Transportation Student is responsible for living and travel to practice sites, use of personal car. University provides students access to public transportation (TRAX, UTA buses and Frontrunner trains) with valid UCard.  Variable
Food  Highly variable $300-500 per month
Health Insurance Student Health Services offers health care at 40-60% of the usual rate, per month $156 for individual  $188 for family
Vaccines Immunizations at the Student Health Services $75 per year
Textbooks Campus bookstore $500-600 per year
Computer Students have access to computers on campus, but many prefer to have their own  
Computer Software Endnote, STATA, or SPSS purchased via University Software Program. Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint, and Excel can be accessed at no charge through University Network $200 one time fee
Professional Fees Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Student Membership $50 per year
Professional Meetings Funding for registration may be available via the department, but students will want to budget funds for travel and accommodations Variable


CMP students may receive assistantships as teaching or research assistants and work 10-20 hours per week. Outside employment is not recommended, particularly during the supervised practice rotations taking place the summer between the first and second year.