Welcome to the UMass Amherst online MPH in Nutrition degree homepage. This program is specifically designed for public health, health care, and nutrition professionals looking to earn a Master of Public Health degree.
The MPH in Nutrition is 100% online, flexible, part-time and interactive, which allows individuals to earn an MPH while continuing their careers in the nutrition, public health, and health care fields. Through online learning, e-mail, and Internet library resources, the Master’s Degree of Public Health in Nutrition allows you to gain knowledge and skills in nutrition and public health while maximizing flexibility in where and when you study.***This program does not prepare students to become Registered Dietitians, nor is it a master of science in nutrition degree. The program is also not designed for career changers; students should come into the program with at least a bachelor’s degree in a science related area.***
The online MPH-Nutrition degree program requires that all applicants meet one of the following minimum criteria:
Or all of the following:
The spring admissions deadline is October 1st and the fall admissions deadline is February 1st.
If you are interested in simply trying one or two courses in the program, you do not have to submit an application. Please click on the “non-degree” tab for more information.
If you are ready to apply please proceed to the UMass Amherst Graduate School Application website. If you have additional questions please contact us.
Tuition for the program is currently $590.00 per credit. The following fees also apply:
Total cost of the program depends on the number of semesters enrolled and if you request time away from your studies.
We offer several forms of financial aid for students:
UMass Bursar's Office Attn: CPE215 Whitmore Bldg.181 President's Dr.Amherst, MA 01003For more information please call 413-545-0337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The program accepts all forms of military education benefits. Information on active duty and veterans services can be found on the UMass Amherst website.
If you are ready to apply, please proceed to the UMass Amherst Graduate School Application website. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
The MPH in Nutrition is interdisciplinary in its scope. You will need to complete a total of 44 credits.
The program requires public health core, nutrition core, nutrition electives, a practicum, and a 6 credit final independent study project. Students follow a set course of study that enables them to complete the program on a part-time basis in 3 years. All courses are online.
These are the 5 required public health core courses (15 credits):
These are the required nutrition core courses (17 credits):
Elective Course: (3 credits):
Practicum: (3 credits):
Final Independent Study Project: (6 credits):
MPH-N Curriculum for Fall AdmissionsMPH-N Curriculum for Spring Admissions
The MPH-Nutrition program encourages all potential students to try our courses prior to submitting an application. Non-degree students may complete up to 4 courses prior to matriculation. In addition, we allow students matriculated at outside institutions to fulfill a requirement with one of our online courses.
No application is required to enroll as a non-degree student. Please visit the UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education website for current semester course offerings and to enroll.
Please refer to the curriculum tab when choosing courses. Once you have selected your course/s follow the instructions for enrolling. There are instances where you will be unable to enroll. These include:
In each of these instances you must contact the program administrator to request permission to enroll.
If you are submitting an application or have been admitted to the UMass Amherst Department of Public Health, any courses taken as a non-degree student must be transferred into the degree. Contact the program administrator to request the course transfer. The following rules apply for transferring non-degree courses:
For more information please contact the program administrator at 413-545-4530 or email@example.com.
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