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Expand your career opportunities as an expert in food and nutrition!

IUP Department of Food and Nutrition offers both a 100 percent online Master of Science in Food and Nutrition degree program as well as an ACEND-accredited MS in Food and Nutrition Dietitian-Nutritionist Program (DNP), which follows the future graduate model for dietetics education. 

Select a concentration in Nutrition Education, choose the thesis or non-thesis option, and consider whether or not you would like to complement your graduate study of nutrition with a dual master's degree in another complementary program at IUP.  

IUP's advanced degree opportunities opens doors for you in occupational settings that include, but are not limited to, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, food service management, corporate wellness, and public health. An academic career is also a possibility at many community colleges and four-year universities. Use the knowledge and research skills you acquire as a master's student as a foundation for a research career or to pursue further education at the doctoral level.

The IUP Difference

MS in Food and Nutrition entirely online. IUP understands that you may already have a job and other life commitments. Our online MS allows you to develop a study plan that fits your schedule. Complete the degree at your own pace in as little as 16 months or up to five years.

Economical and first-rate. IUP is competetively priced. Both graduate assistantships and scholarships are available to help keep your education costs down. You will be taught by first-rate, nationally recognized professors and have the opportunity to interact with other student scholars and working professionals across the nation.

Award-winning faculty. The Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics has recognized IUP faculty members as outstanding educators. Numerous other awards for research and excellence in scholarship have been bestowed on our high-impact and dedicated professors.

Food and Nutrition Master of Science Program Online

An MS in Food and Nutrition prepares you to make a significant impact by applying your knowledge and skills to promote the health of our nation and the positively impact the treatment of nutrition-related chronic diseases. Your studies will expand your horizons by giving you the confidence to assume a leadership role as a food and nutrition professional.

Dietitian-Nutritionist Program

Accomplish the next step toward becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist: Complete the two-year IUP Dietitian-Nutritionist Program through the Department of Food and Nutrition's Master of Science in Food and Nutrition. Enrolled students will earn their master's degree as well as earn eligibility to sit for the national examination for registered dietitian-nutritionists upon successful program completion.

The Dietitian-Nutritionist Program is open to students who have a bachelor's degree in dietetics and/or nutrition, or closely related degree. The DNP is accredited to admit 18 students across two tracks: the in-resident track and the distance track.