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Master of Science

About the Program

Featuring research, community experiences and leadership opportunities, this flexible master's program prepares you for your future in a variety of health care settings, government or nonprofit organizations, corporations, private practice, wellness-related industries, or professional degree programs. Learn from our award-winning faculty, gain valuable research and practical experience, and enhance your competitiveness for PhD programs and medical school through our nutrition master's program in Case Western Reserve University's top-ranked School of Medicine.

What to Expect

Complete your master's degree in nutrition in one to two years, or just 30 credit hours. There is no one standardized curriculum for the MS in nutrition, and you don't need a bachelor's degree in nutrition to qualify. You can choose full- or part-time study, with a goal of completing an accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD), post-baccalaureate premedical program or completing the master’s degree after establishing your career in dietetics.

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Beyond the Classroom

You'll find opportunities for community-based research, teaching and taking leadership roles suited to your future career plans. Join hospital-led research in community centers, educate the public about diabetes and teach real students. Beyond a diverse curriculum, you'll also learn the human behaviors associated with nutrition, volunteer through university groups and network at social events. You may even extend your nutritional knowledge to the blue zone by studying abroad in Greece.

By the Numbers


5-year average placement rate into dietetic internships


acceptance rate into MD and PhD programs


in the Great Lakes Region (Grad School Hub, 2020)


awards from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics received by department faculty and alumnae


of faculty have received nominations and awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring

Application Requirements

  • Apply online
  • Application fee
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if you are accepted to the program)
  • GRE not required

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Jackie Davis
Education Program Manager, Department of Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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