Master of Public Health / Nutrition
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Program Details

UMass Amherst's new fully online MPH in Nutrition-the only one of its kind in the nation-lets you earn your credentials at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, without interrupting your career. With no residency requirement, you can fit your studies around your job as you enjoy highly interactive online coursework, extensive Internet library resources, discussions with professional colleagues from around the world, and access to UMass Amherst's renowned faculty and academic advisers. Boost your scientific background and build skills in program planning, policymaking, needs assessment, and public health research as you solidify your future in this critical emergent field.

Program Highlights:
  • Fully online, part-time learning format allows students to graduate within three years
  • Interactive program lets you share ideas with colleagues from all over the world
  • First – rate faculty
  • Tradition of leadership in public health and nutrition science


An advanced degree in a health-related area (MA, MS, PhD, Dr., DMD, DVM, etc.) or status as a registered dietitian

OR must meet following four criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (Degrees in health, public health, or biomedical sciences or equivalent preferred)
  • Two years of relevant public health-related work experience
  • Two undergraduate-level nutrition courses
  • One undergraduate-level human physiology course

Must also submit:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended, including any community college prior to university
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores (waived for individuals who hold an MD, JD or a Doctoral Degree in another field)
  • English proficiency (TOEFL scores) if applicable

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education