Complete this Master of Science in Nutrition from Anywhere

Our online program will give you critical-thinking and analytical skills, and teach you how to evaluate nutrition research and assess program effectiveness.

Online Master’s in Nutrition Classes

As a student in our Applied Nutrition program, you’ll complete five core courses, which can include weight management; epidemiology; sports nutrition; programs and interventions; and pediatric nutrition. In addition, you’ll complete three research-methods courses, which will include your thesis project.

You may attend this Master of Science in Nutrition program as a full-time or part-time student. It typically takes three to four terms for full-time students to complete the degree.

Our Faculty

While this is an an online master’s in nutrition program, you’ll still receive personal attention from supportive faculty in small classes. Faculty are experienced in epidemiology, food policy, biochemistry, sports nutrition, data analysis and research methods and more.

Combined Master’s and Dietetic Internship Program

A combined master’s and Dietetic Internship program is available for students who want to gain more practical experience.

This is a two-year, 45-credit course of study that includes the core 24 credits from the Russell Sage College Dietetic Internship with an additional 21 credits to complete the Master of Science in nutrition.

Program Qualifications

If you have an undergraduate degree in nutrition, this master’s program is fully online.

If you have an undergraduate degree in another field, you must complete prerequisite courses as well as some undergraduate nutrition courses in a face-to-face format.

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Careers with a Master of Science in Nutrition

A Master of Science in Nutrition will increase your marketability and provide you with skills to interpret scientific literature, utilize evidence-based guidelines, evaluate programs and conduct research. You’ll be able to work in industry, government or clinical or community settings.

Graduates of this program are employed at Community Care Physicians, Cornell Cooperative Extension, St. Peter’s Hospital and New York State Women, Infants and Children programs.

Learning Experience

The learning experience is tailored to students’ needs and interests.


  • Research analysis and interpretation
  • Writing and communication
  • Critical thinking
  • How to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions
  • Global understanding of obesity
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Confidence using evidence-based guidelines in practice
  • Presentation skills at professional meetings

Course Objectives

  • Critical evaluation skills through analysis of research literature
  • Ability to integrate and apply what is learned to relevant and current situations
  • Strong background in health behavior theory and translation into practice
  • Planning, conducting and evaluating food and nutrition programs and interventions
  • The ability to communicate messages effectively to a wide variety of audiences
    • Hands-on experience in designing and conducting research, including:
    • Identifying research hypotheses
    • Developing surveys
    • Collecting and analyzing data
    • Interpreting results
    • Manuscript preparation

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 1-2 page career goals essay
  • A current resume

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