Master of Science in Nutrition

It’s widely understood that nutrition plays a significant role in health and disease. NUNM’s Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN) program is built around our longstanding philosophy, Food is Medicine, highlighting the benefits of whole, unprocessed foods and traditional diets. Our curriculum is designed to get students out of the classroom and into the kitchen. Our curriculum includes cooking components within many courses. By focusing on clinical nutrition, our graduates are trained to plan menus and cook healthy, nutritious meals appropriate for a variety of dietary needs and medical conditions.

Our hands-on curriculum integrates nutritional biochemistry and pathophysiology with advanced clinical nutrition education. Students learn to match nutritional therapies to basic diagnoses; design individualized meal plans for clients; identify nutrition resources for various environments; and analyze nutrient content of diets to best facilitate dietary changes associated with optimizing health.

Our graduates also receive a solid foundation in holistic nutrition and food systems, complemented by skill-training in cooking, teaching and nutrition counseling. They’re prepared to apply their training in a variety of professional settings, from health and nutritional counseling to nutrition research and much more.

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We are now accepting applications to the program for the Fall 2017 term.

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Program Options

The Master of Science in Nutrition program may be taken concurrently with the following programs.

  • MScN

    Admissions Requirements for MScN

    GPA

    A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 1
    General Chemistry * 1
    Mathematics 1 Must be algebra or statistics.
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScN Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • MScN #1

      Describe your background in nutrition, nutrition-related interests, and your philosophy around nutrition. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScN #2

      How do you intend to use nutrition in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    Estimated Program Cost

  • MScN/MSiMR

    Admissions Requirements for MScN/MSiMR

    GPA

    A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 1 Lab work required.
    General Chemistry * 2
    Mathematics 2 Must be pre-calculus, calculus 1, or math-based statistics.
    English Composition 1
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScN/MSiMR Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • MScN #1

      Describe your background in nutrition, nutrition-related interests, and your philosophy around nutrition. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScN #2

      How do you intend to use nutrition in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MSiMR #1

      What interests you about integrative medicine research? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MSiMR #2

      Describe your background in research, research-related interests or career goals. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    Estimated Program Cost

  • MScN/MScGH

    Admissions Requirements for MScN/MScGH

    GPA

    A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 1
    General Chemistry * 1
    Mathematics 1 Must be algebra or statistics.
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScN/MScGH Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • MScN #1

      Describe your background in nutrition, nutrition-related interests, and your philosophy around nutrition. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScN #2

      How do you intend to use nutrition in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #1

      How do you intend to use global health in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #2

      Describe your background in health, social justice, international studies, or other background information that you think is relevant to your interest in the MScGH program. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #3

      What is the most interesting thing that you (individually) or the U.S. (collectively) could do to improve global health in the next 10 years? Name the problem and solve it. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    Estimated Program Cost

    Total MScGH Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      50

    • Elective credits

      12

    • Total required credits

      62