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Nutrition and Metabolism, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The Master of Science in Nutrition and Metabolism at Boston University equips students with multidisciplinary knowledge of how food is used for growth and maintenance of optimal health as well as the mechanisms by which it leads to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
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Program Overview

Coursework provides a sound understanding of molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms that regulate metabolism in health and disease. In addition, students learn scientific methods for carrying out studies of nutritional health effects in humans.

Emphasis is placed on the critical thinking skills and integration of diverse research approaches. Under the guidance of internationally known faculty, students complete and defend a research thesis.

The Nutrition and Metabolism master’s program at Boston University provides an excellent preparation for pre-medical and pre-dental, as well as those planning to pursue other pre-professional studies. It also prepares graduates to work as a member of research teams in academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industry, and foundation settings, as well as other related careers such as medical writing, and for further graduate work in the same or related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular, Biochemical, and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Micronutrients and Energy
  • Molecular, Biochemical, and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Metabolism 
  • Nutrition and Metabolism Seminar Class 
  • Research Design and Statistical Methods for Biomedical Sciences 
  • Clinical Nutrition Research
  • Biochemistry/Cell Biology 
  • Research in Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Basic Neurosciences
  • Directed Study in Nutrition and Metabolism 
  • Biostatistics with Computer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements


  • Application Forms
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • MCAT Test
  • CASPer Test
  • Transcripts


  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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