Graduate Study

The Nutritional Sciences Program prepares graduates to expand the base of knowledge in nutritional sciences and apply this knowledge to improve individual and population health. Graduate training in nutritional sciences can lead to excellent career opportunities. Recent graduates from the Program have pursued careers in public health nutrition, clinical management, research, teaching, clinical dietetics, and administration of local or state nutrition programs.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Public Health

The MPH degree provides interdisciplinary training in public health and nutritional sciences to prepare graduates to develop and implement nutrition interventions and policies at the population level. Students may pursue the MPH degree alone or in combination with the RD Training Program.

Master of Science

The MS degree provides an advanced understanding of human nutrition, research methods, and evidence-based approaches to promoting individual nutrition health. Students may pursue the MS degree alone or in combination with the RD Training Program.

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD degree provides advanced training in human nutrition and research intended for those pursuing research or academic careers. Students may pursue the PhD degree alone or in combination with the RD Training Program.

Registered Dietitian Training Program

The accredited Registered Dietitian (RD) training program allows MPH, MS, and PhD students in Nutritional Sciences to integrate the coursework and supervised practice required to become an RD.