Environmental Nutrition (MS)
The master’s degree in Environmental Nutrition is a fully online, 33-credit hour program
that emphasizes nutritional issues through an environmental lens. The program examines
the relationships between food, nutrition, and the environment. The impact of nutritional
practices on the environment and the impact of the environment on nutritional practices
are the program focuses.
Relevant research and theoretical foundations towards best practices guides the curriculum.
Issues related to food sustainability, traditional food practices, food justice, and
alternative and complementary approaches to nutrition are examined. Students must
complete an applied project and internship grounded in the practical application of
sustainable nutrition practices.
Background of Candidates
As a generalist nutrition program, Environmental Nutrition students have a variety
of undergraduate degrees including dietetics, nursing, health promotion, medicine,
exercise science, food science, biology, anthropology, psychology, and others.
The program provides an advanced degree option for members of the work force with
food and nutrition responsibilities employed by schools, industry, health care, government,
and non-profit organizations.
We invite applications from students who wish to emphasize applied work in sustainable
food and nutrition practices. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
with some coursework in the biological sciences and nutrition. Applicants will be
selected for admission to the program on the basis of grade point average, graduate
record examination (GRE) scores within the past five years, narrative statement and
career goals, and letters of reference.