The campus-based Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Nutrition degree program provides training in the core competencies in Public Health and advanced training in Public Health Nutrition to nutrition and health practitioners, and those with advanced degrees. Our program is designed for those who already hold an advanced professional degree (Ph.D., M.D., R.D.) and who have previous work experience, in order to provide practice or attain career advancement in a public health nutrition setting.
Applicants must have an advanced degree in a health-related area or Registered Dietitian status, or have two years of relevant post baccalaureate experience and have taken two courses in Nutrition.
The degree program can be completed in three academic semesters of full-time study and a 10-week practice experience. In addition to the five public health core courses, the M.P.H. student completes a core of 17 credits’ worth of Nutrition courses, plus electives, a practice experience, and a culminating experience of an M.P.H. project or capstone course. A minimum of 44 credits is required.