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If you’ve received your undergraduate degree and completed the prerequisite courses in nutrition and the biological and chemical sciences, this program offers you advanced study in human nutrition.

The MS degree program will allow you to evaluate and implement the results of current research, solve problems, and communicate effectively. You’ll study with faculty involved in education, research, administration, professional practice, communication, and consulting. As part of your program, you will develop a research proposal in an area of your choice and complete a practicum experience in an area such as an outpatient eating disorders program, private practice nutrition counseling, a clinical research center at a large teaching hospital, an outpatient cardiovascular clinic at a suburban teaching hospital, or the office of a nationally distributed nutrition newsletter.

With a Master of Science in Nutrition, you’ll have a wide range of career options, including public health programs, nutrition and health communication, consulting or research, and nutrition-related businesses.

Do you have a background in nutrition and want to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)? Please see our Master of Science+Dietetic Internship program (MS+DI).

Are you interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) but do not have a background in nutrition? Please see the DPD/MS+DI program.

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Boston University Measurable Learning Outcomes

Our curriculum is guided by the achievement of specific learning outcomes. At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Conduct an effective dietary counseling session.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret current research in nutrition and health.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design research studies to answer current and relevant nutrtion-related questions.