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Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition

MS in Nutrition student presenting research 


The goal of the Master of Science in Nutrition program is to prepare you to make significant contributions to the field in research, practice, teaching, and leadership.

To fulfill this goal, the program provides you with: (1) a comprehensive knowledge in the biochemical and physiological aspects of human nutrition; (2) knowledge of methodologies used in basic nutrition research and nutrition intervention; (3) and skills in research, design, implementation, evaluation, and interpretation.

The Master of Science in Nutrition is designed for the dietitian, nurse, physician, or other health professional seeking to enhance knowledge and credentials. The program is also open to academically qualified students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than nutrition or the related sciences (so long as they can meet the science prerequisites), since such students often bring valuable insights to the graduate study of nutrition.

When you graduate you can work in a variety of settings including community nutrition agencies, worksite wellness programs, school nutrition programs, emergency food organizations, food industry, international nutrition organizations, media/marketing nutrition, and research institutions. You may use the degree toward further graduate work at the doctoral level. 

The program outcomes are listed below:

  1. You will master the breadth of knowledge in key content areas of nutrition science including macronutrients and micronutrients.
  2. You will integrate knowledge of nutritional biochemistry and pathophysiology into clinical and epidemiological applications related to the assessment, prevention and treatment of diseases in individuals and populations.
  3. You will integrate knowledge of nutritional needs across the lifespan and behavioral strategies into nutrition intervention design and delivery.
  4. ​You will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and analyze the scientific literature in a variety of areas of nutritional science.
  5. ​You will integrate the research process (design, methodology, analysis, and communication of results to scholarly and other audiences) into a research project.
  6. ​You will demonstrate the ability to analyze data using appropriate statistical methods
  7. ​You will demonstrate proficient written and oral communication skills.

Faculty research endeavors can be found within our College of Allied Health Sciences' Research Directory.​


Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

More Information

For specific questions about the Master of Science in Nutrition Program contact:

Sarah Couch, PhD, RD
Professor and Vice Chair  
Graduate Program Director
Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

Get more information about this program

University of Cincinnati Graduate School 
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
2614 McMicken Circle
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
(513) 556-4335
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