Program Information

For detailed information about the Didactic Program in Dietetics, please see our SJSU DPD Handbook [pdf]. For an overview, please see our Dietetics Brochure [pdf]

Academic Calendar

2022 - 2023 [pdf]

Estimate of Program Costs

Tuition and Fees Cost per Semester
California Resident — Undergraduate 


California Resident — Graduate



An application fee of $60 is required for each new application filed. Students must pay the required State University Fee of $3,898 per semester for full-time students and $2,692 for part-time students (1.0-6.0 units). Graduate students pay $4,615 for full-time students and $3,109 for part-time students (1.0-6.0 units). The San José State University fee pays the costs of student services such as counseling, testing, student activities, housing placement, Health Services, and Student Financial Aid Administration. In addition, these fees cover some supplies and service costs of instruction and Instructional Resources. Other miscellaneous campus fees that must be paid each semester, regardless of number of units taken, include:

Fees Cost*
Student Association


Student Union






Student Success, Excellence, and Technology


Mandatory Health $182

California residents are not charged tuition. Non-residents, however, must pay tuition of $396 per semester unit in addition to the above fees.

*Costs subject to change.

Estimated DPD Costs

Fees Estimated Costs per Semester




Lab Fees


Activity Fees

$5-$25/activity class

Fees Estimated One-Time Costs
Lab Coat


DPD Transcript Evaluation


Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and part-time employment (work study) for students who meet financial aid program eligibility requirements. Students who feel that they will not be able to pay for all of their educational costs are encouraged to apply for financial aid. For further information on financial aid, see the SJSU Catalog, or contact the Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Services complex on 9th & San Fernando Streets.


There are a number of housing options to SJSU students who live on or near the campus. Residence halls, off-campus university apartments, and privately-owned apartments and houses are all available to university students. In addition, most fraternities and sororities offer housing accommodations to their members.

Joe West Hall is our largest resident hall at 12 stories high.  It houses over 650 residents.  West Hall provides many diversified living options including: double and triple occupancy rooms, suites, and single occupancy rooms. The cost for dormitories (including meal plans) is $3082-$3926 per semester.

Spartan Village is a student complex of 58 two-bedroom furnished apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Laundry facilities are located on the premises. Each apartment houses four to six students of the same gender. The Spartan Village Community Room provides recreation and study areas, and the grounds include space for barbecues and volleyball. Security at the complex is provided by the University Police Department and grounds are patrolled regularly by a University Police Department Public Safety Assistant.

The Campus Village is an exciting mixed-use project which includes new student housing for 2100 residents, faculty/staff housing, underground parking, recreational space, a computer lab, meeting rooms, retail space, and the housing office. The new housing is designed to meet the needs of today’s students who prefer suite and apartment style living options.   Campus Village opened in August 2005.

For additional information, contact the University Housing Services Residential Life Office at 408-924-6160 or write to the Director of Housing, One Washington Square, San José, CA  95192.


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library integrates the collections, services, and staffs of two distinct, but major institutions: a major metropolitan university and a significant public library, creating one expansive resource center where everyone has access to a world of information. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the first of its kind in the United States and a model of innovation for library services for the future. 

The new 475,000+ square foot library includes eight floors plus a mezzanine and a lower level, seven-story atrium with skylight and seating for 3,600. The library houses a public art collection, a library café, forty-two group study areas, four computer labs, eight special program and lecture rooms, and much more. The library serves 30,000 students, faculty and staff, and 923,000 residents of San José. Opened August 2003.