Master of Public Health in Nutrition
Department of Nutrition,
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SCIENCES
- Flexible: No need to relocate. Learn at home or anywhere there's a computer with Internet access.
- Fully online: No residency requirement. No need to travel to campus.
- Part time: Participate at any time of the day or night. Our program fits around your work schedule and other commitments.
- Interactive: Share ideas and collaborate with university faculty, public health professionals, and peers from all over the world.
Today’s complex nutritional problems require professionals trained in an interdisciplinary approach that blends nutrition science with public health perspectives. UMass Amherst’s fully online MPH in Nutrition–the only one of its kind in the nation–lets you earn your credentials at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, without interrupting your career. With no residency requirement, you can fit your studies around your job as you enjoy highly interactive online coursework, extensive Internet library resources, discussions with professional colleagues from around the world, and access to UMass Amherst’s renowned faculty and academic advisors. Boost your scientific background and build skills in program planning, policy making, needs assessment, and public health research as you solidify your future in this critical emergent field.
The Online MPH in Nutrition trains health and nutrition professionals to solve complex health and nutrition issues and provide services for growing populations of older adults and other vulnerable groups. Working in interdisciplinary teams, students provide evidenced-based approaches in coursework and incorporate critical thinking and experiential learning to solve community-based health problems ranging from obesity and chronic disease to malnutrition, food insecurity, and nutritional deficiencies.
Degree candidates include working professionals with doctoral and MD degrees, registered dietitians, health educators, WIC nutrition educators, and others in related fields. Candidates studying part time can expect to complete all required coursework in three years.
A total of 44 credits, including:
- A core of graduate-level public health courses (15 credits)
- Courses emphasizing nutrition (15 credits of coursework, 2 credits of graduate seminar, 3 credits of nutrition electives, 3 credits of practicum)
- Culminating experience (6 credits)
The cost of courses is $590 per credit. In addition there is a $45 per term non-refundable registration fee.
In addition to the Graduate School’s general admission requirements, applicants must have:
- An advanced degree in a health-related area or status as a Registered Dietitian
- 3-5 years of relevant post-BS experience and
- Two courses in nutrition
Application deadline: February 1 (for fall semester); October 1 (for spring semester)
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