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Masters in Nutritional Sciences

PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to accept applications for Spring 2018 admissions. We will accept applications for Fall 2018 admissions at a later time.

We are seeking applicants to the M.S. program for matriculation in Fall, 2017. As one of the preeminent nutrition training programs in the U.S., Cornell is known for its multidisciplinary training and the breadth of its faculty. The Division of Nutritional Sciences is a comprehensive Human Nutrition program and the expertise of our faculty ranges from biologists with a molecular focus to economists with a policy focus. The Division is committed to maintaining a multidisciplinary foundation with a comprehensive approach to the nutritional sciences and an emphasis on translation in key signature areas including Maternal and Child Nutrition, Obesity and Chronic Disease, Nutritional Genomics, and Food Systems for Health and Nutrition.


Four tracks are available for matriculation in Fall 2017:

Human Nutrition Evidence for Policy Making

  • Focus on translation of evidence, including a Cochrane systematic review project for the thesis
Global Food Systems
  • Focus on economics, food policy, global food issues, and a thesis project that is based on faculty research programs in International settings
  • Focus on evidence-based dietetics practice and community nutrition research for the thesis
  • Flexible construction of your elective credits to create an individualized program of study

Program At-a-Glance:

  • 15 credits/semester or 1470 supervised practice hours and 48 credits for Dietetics for 4 semesters
  • Successful completion of the MS requires 60 credits, including a research-based thesis
  • About 30 credits are core courses, remainder are electives depending on MS track
  • Credits include courses, seminars/journal clubs, and research credits (independent work under a mentor's guidance)