MPH/MS in Nutrition

Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nutrition
Dual Degree Program

This is a dual degree program that is offered jointly by the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Nutrition.  The core Master Degree courses include a mixture of those from nutrition, biochemistry and public health.

The trained graduate could be employed in a wide variety of settings, including (but not limited to) local, state, national, or global public policy, governmental public health, hospital outreach, community-based health non-profit organizations, health organizations, research projects; or the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, these graduates could serve as health emissaries to foreign countries regarding nutrition, sufficient food supply, sanitary environment, food safety, oral rehydration, or the advisability of food supplements.

The MPH/Nutrition dual degree is envisioned with students able to apply for either degree, then later join the other; or apply directly for the joint degree.   Both the MPH and MS programs confer degrees through the School of Graduate Studies and as such are subject to Graduate Studies rules and procedures. Both programs are housed in the School of Medicine.

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First Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring
BIOC 407 Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science 4  -
MPHP 406 History and Philosophy of Public Health 3  -
MPHP 483 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3  -
MPHP 403 Research & Evaluation Methods 3  -
BIOC 408 Molecular Biology 4
MPHP 429 Introduction to Environmental Health - 3
MPHP 405 Statistical Methods in Public Health - 3
MPHP 439 Public Health Management and Policy - 3
Year Total:   13 13


Second Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring
NTRN 433 Advanced Human Nutrition I 4 -
MPHP 411 Introduction to Health Behavior 3 -
NTRN  NTRN Elective 3 -
NTRN 434 Advanced Human Nutrition II - 3
MPHP 650 Public Health Practicum - 3
MPHP Public Health Major Elective - 3
Year Total:    10 9


Third Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring
NTRN 452 Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism 3 -
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone Experience 3 -
NTRN NTRN Elective 3 -
NTRN NTRN Elective - 3
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone Experience - 3
EXAM 600 Master's Comprehensive Exam - 1
Years Total:   9 7


Total Units in Sequence: 61