Master of Science in Nutrition
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Program Details

The UMass School of Public Health & Health Sciences online MS in Nutrition is ideal for the dietetic/nutrition professional desiring to advance career goals. This program is delivered in a part-time format, with flexibility to fit your schedule. Completion is about two years of part-time study.

Career opportunities include:

  • Community Nutrition 
  • Pharmaceutical Industry 
  • Food Safety (state, federal, and private organizations)
  • Nutrition Project Management
  • Nutrition/Extension Education  
  • Nutrition Policy and Advocacy work
  • Corporate Wellness 
  • Fitness and Wellness Centers


  • A bachelor’s degree. 
  • A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • 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