Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition
What can you do about food insecurity, obesity, and diabetes? A great deal, actually.
Tackle the great public health challenges.
Public health nutrition challenges—such as food insecurity, obesity, and diabetes—are largely preventable, yet they continue to pose significant threats to the health of populations. Highly industrialized, unsustainable food systems and policies are major contributors to these challenges.
How it works
Our MS in Public Health Nutrition provides you with in-depth training in the research, understanding, and promotion of public health nutrition through individual, community, population, food systems, and policy approaches. In this influential program, you will:
- Build on fundamental principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and the social determinants of health to help solve some of the most complex public health dilemmas related to nutrition.
- Explore challenges including food insecurity, obesity, diabetes and other chronic health conditions, the unmet needs of vulnerable populations, and the public and environmental health impacts of food systems.
- Develop an enduring understanding of the social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health while building core research skills.
- Learn to design and evaluate nutrition programs and sustainable food systems utilizing multilevel and lifecourse perspectives and a variety of methodological, analytic, and advocacy skills.
- human nutrition science
- epidemiology of diet and chronic disease
- population-level nutrition assessment
- public health nutrition program planning and evaluation
- research methods for community health and food systems
- evidence-based foundations of sustainable food systems
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At a glance
Complete your degree within 12 months.
- Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology
- Analytic Methods in Environmental Health Science
- Human Nutrition Science
- Obesity in Society
- A Lifecourse Approach to Community Nutrition
- Assessment and Planning for Health Promotion, or Quantitative Methods for Program Evaluation, or US Food Policy
- Community-Engaged Research: Theory, Methods, and Application
- Nutritional Epidemiology
- Cumulative Research Experience
Part-time students take 1-2 courses per semester and complete the program in 24 months on average. Contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Let’s get the conversation started on your future in public health nutrition. Reach out to us today at email@example.com or 617-638-4640 to discuss admission eligibility, degree requirements, and application deadlines.
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