Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences is designed for registered dietitians who are interested in enhancing their careers and advancing their skills, or for students who hold an undergraduate degree in a nutrition-related field.  The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and leadership skills while creating a skill set that students can use to apply to their experiences and issues in the workplace.  Coursework is centered around each student’s talents and focuses on evaluating the latest research, translating it to best practices in diverse practice settings, and becoming a leader in collaboration with other health care professionals and in the field of nutrition.

Requirements

  • Hold either a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  • Bachelor's degree must be in nutrition, animal sciences, food science, dietetics, or a related biological/biomedical or health sciences discipline
  • Grade “B” or higher in required prerequisite coursework
  • Recommended undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • GRE test scores (waived for eligible applicants with either 5+ years work experience or a graduate degree)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education