Public Health Nutrition, MS

Degree: Master of Science (MS)
Field of Study: Public Health Nutrition


Program Overview

The primary goal of this program is to prepare students for employment in public health or community agencies where you will work to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease and advance the nutritional health of our population. Coursework includes training in public health theory, program development and evaluation, nutritional epidemiology, human nutrition and life cycle specific nutritional needs and concerns. A minimum of 31 semester hours of academic coursework is required to earn the degree.  Note: students who have not previously earned an undergraduate degree in nutrition must complete an introductory nutrition course before beginning graduate coursework. Options will be provided for students to whom this applies.

In addition to the general public health nutrition curriculum, students may elect to complete a certificate in Maternal and Child Nutrition or Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals, which may require completion of additional coursework.

Graduate Policies

For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.