Nutrition and Dietetics Master of Science (MS)

Become an Expert in Diet and Health with a Nutrition Degree

Marywood's graduate nutrition program develops proficient professionals who are proactive in scholarship and leadership in their respective fields. A Master's in Nutrition from Marywood University will deepen and broaden your nutrition knowledge and skills, making you more valuable as a practitioner and positioning you as a professional who can prove the worth of their services.

Learn to design, conduct, interpret, and apply research. Compete for more challenging professional opportunities, or enter doctoral programs in nutrition. Prepare for a variety of exciting, rewarding, in-demand nutrition careers:

  • Advocates who influence the development and interpretation of food and nutrition-related legislation
  • Clinicians who assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a client's nutrition care as a member of a health care team
  • Managers of resources who administer food service systems, community nutrition programs, and clinical practices
  • Educators who teach clients, healthcare professionals, employees, and the general public
  • Researchers who directly conduct nutrition-related research, or who interpret the research to the public
  • Food and Nutrition Specialists who provide accurate, up-to-date information
  • Deepen and broaden your nutrition skills
  • Prepare for/advance in a variety of exciting nutrition careers
  • 36-credit graduate degree program
  • Evening, summer, and some Saturday classes

Master's DIetetic Internship Program Info

Top Employers

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Health Companies

Top Career Paths

  • Nutritionist
  • Health Coach
  • Chef
  • Nutrition Assistant

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

    Graduate Admissions Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
    • Completed application
    • Submit an essay discussing your career objectives and why you want to pursue a career in nutrition or sports nutrition (350-word minimum).
    • Official, sealed transcripts
    • Two or three letters of recommendation


    Human Physiology Lab

    The Human Physiology Lab includes a biochemistry lab, climate-controlled room, and equipment that measures:

    • Aerobic capacity
    • Anaerobic power
    • Strength
    • Bone density
    • Airway function
    • Body composition

    More about the Human Physiology LabIn addition to traditional food testing tools, our Food Science Lab contains equipment to prepare students for food preparation in real-world commercial settings:

    Blast chiller and rethermalization unit
    Metabolic kitchen
    Sensory evaluation lab
    Ingredient room
    Food Science Lab Photo Gallery

    Our Healthy Demo Classroom is used for instruction and demonstrations, for both students and the community at large.

    Our Sensory Evaluation Lab allows students to test the products they make in the Food Science Lab. The two laboratories are connected for easy evaluation.


    O'Neill Center for Healthy Families

    1401 University Avenue
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    The O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, located on University Avenue, provides classroom and research space, joining academic programs to innovative research. Students from the Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Science, Respiratory Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs have classes in this building.

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