Degrees and Programs
The Nutritional Sciences Minor provides undergraduate students with a foundation of knowledge in nutritional sciences, food studies, food systems, and population health.
The MPH in Public Health Nutrition provides interdisciplinary training in public health and nutritional sciences to prepare graduates for careers as Public Health Nutritionists working with individuals or populations.
The MS in Nutritional Sciences is designed to provide students with advanced understanding of human nutrition at the individual level.
The PhD in Nutritional Sciences provides advanced training in developing nutrition-specific hypotheses, methods and research. This degree is intended for those pursing researcher or academic careers.
The Graduate Coordinated Program
in Dietetics (GCPD) allows students to integrate the coursework and supervised practice necessary to become a Registered Dietitian(RD). The GCPD is offered in conjunction with the MPH/MS/PhD degrees.
The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program prepares students to expand the base of knowledge in nutritional sciences and to apply this knowledge to improve individual and population health.
The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is composed of core and affiliate faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized experts with connections spanning a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, health services, environmental and occupational health sciences, global health, medicine, pharmacy, and urban design and planning.
Strong links to the University of Washington Health Sciences Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, county and state public health agencies, and regional hospitals provide unique opportunities for students to participate in innovative nutrition research, diverse clinical experiences, and hands-on public health training.
Graduate training in nutritional sciences can lead to excellent career opportunities. Recent graduates from our program have pursued careers in public health nutrition, clinical management, research, teaching, clinical dietetics, and administration of local
or state nutrition programs.