MS in Human Nutrition

The Masters in Human Nutrition prepares students for careers in healthcare, academia, and industry, in the United States and abroad. In addition to acquiring broad and deep training in nutrition science, students end the year as stronger critical thinkers, better writers, and more confident public speakers. Our courses are designed to enhance nutrition knowledge and skills and are applicable to academic, research, and clinical settings. Besides core courses, students may choose to focus on one of three tracks: basic nutrition science, clinical nutrition, or public health nutrition.



The Masters in Human Nutrition is comprised of 33 credits and is completed in one year, including ten weeks of full-time thesis research work (350 hours or more) in the summer. MS students must complete all required courses and electives with a grade average of B– or better, participate in at least one research project, and complete a written master's thesis summarizing project results. The thesis must be approved by the thesis research mentor, the faculty adviser, and the director of the MS program. 

Though most students who enroll in our program plan to continue on to medical or dental school, our program serves as a foundation for those planning to continue on to PhD programs or begin employment immediately upon graduation.

Student Life

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Experience the diversity, culture, and excitement of New York City with classmates from around the world. Participate in interprofessional events with students training in health-care fields at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. And take advantage of the clubs and events that University Life has to offer. 

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