Food and Nutrition Master of Science Program Online

  • Food and Nutrition Master of Science Program Online

    Enhance your professional career while taking courses 100% online

    • Benefit from a convenient and flexible curriculum
    • Choose from two career-focused tracks
    • Earn your degree as quickly as 16 months with a fall start, including summer courses
    • Learn from faculty committed to your success
    • Expand your professional network
    • Opt for a dual master’s degree in a related field

    IUP undergraduates can take graduate-level courses and even apply for early admission to the MS program!

    Feed and fuel your future as a nutrition professional

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

    Our MS in Food and Nutrition 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, select the thesis option.

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

    • Provide leadership that influences and contributes to the food and nutrition arena.
    • Translate important nutrition information for the public.
    • Utilize new knowledge to reduce nutrition-related chronic diseases and promote nutrition and wellness.

    Gain specialized knowledge, greater opportunity

    Our 36-credit MS in Food and Nutrition can be tailored to meet your career goals.

    • Take required core courses focusing on the essential nutrients and nutrition research methods, and identify elective courses to further your needs and interests.
    • Select from two tracks to enhance your specialization.
      1. Administration if you would like to: (a) Apply management and leadership principles to foodservice, clinical and community nutrition services; and (b) Evaluate emerging research to advance evidence-based clinical nutrition knowledge, skills, and practice.
      2. Education if you would like to: (a) Apply emerging research to advance evidence-and theory-based knowledge, skills and practice in implementation, and evaluation; (b) Use community and public health nutrition research and methods to support optimal nutritional status for individuals, groups, and populations; and (c) Advocate for food and nutrition public policy at local, state and national levels.
    • Choose between the thesis and non-thesis options.

    More Information and Frequently Asked Questions

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