M.S. in Nutrition

The Master of Science in Nutrition program provides advanced-level study of nutritional science and clinical nutrition. This advanced degree equips you with more sophisticated understanding of nutrient metabolism and its application to both normal physiological and pathophysiological states. The M.S. degree can help you assume positions of greater responsibility in the field of nutrition. Careers in nutrition include positions as clinical nutritionists, nutrition educators, administrators of programs that provide nutrition services in commercial or institutional settings, nutritionists in community-based or private practice settings, and researchers or interpreters of research in academia, medical institutions, industry, the government or mass media.

Students who wish to become registered dieticians may apply to the Brooklyn College ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) Accredited Dietetic Internship. To qualify for application into the DI Program, acceptance into the M.S. program as well as prior completion of 12 graduate credits is required. Applicants must also have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) prescribed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and have received a Verification Statement. Although DPD courses are mainly taken at the undergraduate level before beginning the M.S. program, several of the graduate levels courses can be used to fulfill DPD requirements.

The M.S. in Nutrition program is housed in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences. The department also offers an M.P.H. in community health, an M.A. in thanatology and an M.A. in community health education. Students in the M.S. in Nutrition program may take some courses that are common to these programs.