12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nutritional Science MSc program from Arizona State University prepares students to translate nutrition science into practical use for human health and wellness. Students learn about nutrition alongside faculty who are immersed in the latest research, and they build practical understanding through internships and their own guided research.


The Nutritional Science MSc program from Arizona State University is based on the scientific foundations of human nutrition, but also prepares students to have strong writing and problem-solving skills, computer literacy, interpretive expertise, and research experiences. Students who have completed an accredited didactic program in dietetics may also elect to apply to the ASU dietetic internship in order to meet the requirements to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.

The primary objective of the graduate program in nutrition is to provide advanced training in nutrition research. Graduate students are expected to develop competencies in research methods and in advanced practice knowledge relevant to their area of study. The skills and knowledge acquired during the course of training should enable each student to develop professional competencies that can be applied to significant problems and issues within the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Career Opportunities

Nutritional science applies the principles of food and nutrition to health. It's a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. In this field, graduates share their knowledge of food and nutrition to help people make healthful food choices.

Settings in which food and nutrition careers can be found include:

  • community and public health organizations
  • corporations
  • food manufacturing industries
  • government agencies
  • hospitals and other medical facilities
  • long-term care facilities
  • nonprofit organizations
  • schools

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing Health Behavior Change Interventions
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Policies, Environment, and Obesity Prevention
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Endocrine Pathophysiology and Nutrition
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Evidenced-Based Nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Athlete

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree (nutrition or science is recommended) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • These courses are part of the ASU didactic program in dietetics required for ASU's BS degree in dietetics and to be eligible to apply for admission into an accredited dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • resume
  • personal statement
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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