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Food and Nutrition Master of Science Program Online

Food and nutrition alumna Kim Jones earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees at IUP

“I received from the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition an education that surpassed all of my expectations. The faculty cultivated my learning by applying curriculum to real life experience, and they provided educational networks, professional counseling, and the ever needed push that assisted me in reaching my full potential in this fast-paced, think-on-your-feet career. My experiences at IUP made me into the dietitian I am today.” —Kimberly Jones, MS, RD, LDN,  Registered Dietitian and Wellness Coach, South Hills Market District Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh

Enhance your professional career while you still work

Your passion will determine your focus. Whether you are a registered dietitian, registered nurse, public school counselor, food service professional, or physical education or family and consumer sciences teacher, an MS in Food and Nutrition is your gateway to boost your expertise in this growing field. And because it's 100 percent online you can continue working part- or full-time and make the program work around your schedule.

Use the knowledge you gain from this program to expand your practice in health-related fields or compliment your background in areas such as marketing, journalism, or hospitality management to meet your career goals. If you are already a registered dietitian or foodservice professional, obtaining your master’s degree will improve your leadership opportunities.

MS in Food and Nutrition

This online degree focuses on human and applied nutrition, critical for real-life situations. For those interested in pursuing a doctorate at another institution or improving your knowledge and skills in a specific research area, take the thesis track. Entry requires prerequisites in undergraduate chemistry, biochemistry, and an introductory nutrition course.

The MS in Food and Nutrition degree will prepare you to:

  • Provide leadership that influences and contributes to the food and nutrition arena.
  • Translate important nutrition information to the populace.
  • Utilize new knowledge to lead the battle against nutrition-related chronic diseases and toward nutrition and wellness.


Learn more about the degree requirements and course descriptions:

Contact the Program Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis
Room 102, Ackerman Hall
Phone: (724) 357-4440

  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Semester Office Hours
  • Monday–Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– Noon
  • 1:00–4:30 p.m.