Public Health Nutrition

University of Washington

24 months
25544 USD/year
14984 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health Nutrition degree from University of Washington provides interdisciplinary training with a strong grounding in the research and evidence-base of public health and nutritional sciences. 


MPH Overview

The Nutritional Sciences faculty is composed of core, interdisciplinary, and clinical faculty who are recognized as national and international experts in the areas of health policy, epidemiology, public health program planning and evaluation, food systems, and maternal and child health.

Through the coursework and hands-on fieldwork and practicum experiences, students achieve competencies established for all MPH graduates by the Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health. These foundational competencies include areas such as evidence-based approaches to public health, planning and management to promote health, policy, leadership, and systems thinking. Additionally, the Public Health Nutrition degree from University of Washington is a member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition which aims to promote excellence in graduate education for public health nutritionists who will design and manage population-based community nutrition programs and services.

Graduates of our MPH program are recognized as strong candidates for positions in a range of community nutrition settings including state and local public health agencies, USDA Extension programs, anti-hunger organizations, and school and worksite wellness programs. Students who pursue the MPH degree in combination with the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (RD training program) or a previously earned RDN credential, are also regarded as highly skilled candidates for dietetics practice and leadership roles in clinical and community practice settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Structural Racism and Public Health
  • Graduate Seminar: Current Issues in Nutrition
  • Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in a Social, Environmental, and Policy Context
  • Nutrition and Metabolism 
  • Nutrition Research Design
  • GCPD Seminar
  • Biostatistical Reasoning for the Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Health Services and Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate School Application & Application Fee
  • Nutritional Sciences Application with Statement
  • Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) Application
  • Scanned or PDF Copies of Your UNOFFICIAL Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Scores
  • International Applicants: TOEFL Scores or Other Required English Proficiency Exam Score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12772 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7492 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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