Curriculum

The Public Health Nutrition MPH offers three curriculum tracks which provides students with a curriculum that offers flexibility and opportunities for customization. Coursework emphasizes nutritional assessment, program planning, health behavior change and intervention strategies and policy development.

Choose from three Public Health Nutrition MPH emphasis areas:

  1. Standard Program, 44-55 credits*
    The standard program is available for students with or without nutrition/dietetic backgrounds. Coursework emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community nutrition, health disparities and healthy eating throughout the life course.
    Standard Program Detailed Curriculum (PDF)
  2. Coordinated Master’s Program, 61-64 credits*
    The coordinated master’s program provides both a MPH in Public Health Nutrition and the required coursework and internship hours to be eligible to take the RD exam. This is a highly competitive program; a maximum of 11 students are accepted every year.
    Coordinated Master’s Detailed Curriculum (PDF)
    Coordinated Master’s Program FAQ (PDF)
  3. Nutritional Epidemiology Emphasis Program, 44-54 credits*
    The nutritional epidemiology emphasis program is available for students with or without nutrition/dietetic backgrounds who are interested in applying epidemiological and biostatistical methods to studies of nutrition and health.
    Nutritional Epidemiology Detailed Curriculum (PDF)

* Number of credits are based on undergraduate major (refer to Admissions)

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