Case Western Reserve University

12 months
65476 USD/year
65476 USD/year
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The Nutrition program of Case Western Reserve University offers a Master of Science, which can be completed in one to two years depending on the student’s course load; an undergraduate degree in nutrition in not necessary.


The program offers students flexibility in designing their course of study based on academic and career goals. Thirty graduate credit hours are required for the MS degree including seven credit hours from two required nutrition courses, at least 21 total credits from elective nutrition courses, and the remaining credits chosen from electives.  For this reason, there is no one standardized curriculum for the MS in nutrition.

This program flexibility allows students who subsequently wish to apply to dietetic internship programs to complete their internship application required courses (DPD) while also earning their MS nutrition degree. The flexibility of the Nutrition program of Case Western Reserve University also offers students the opportunity to participate in research, community experiences and leadership opportunities to maximize their future career plans.

The MS in nutrition degree prepares students for careers in a variety of health care settings, government or non-profit organizations, corporations, private practice, wellness-related industries and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, physician assistant programs. In addition, the program provides students the opportunity to improve their academic record and gain valuable experience in research and applied nutrition to enhance their competitiveness for doctoral level study in nutrition and entrance into medical school. Students can pursue the MS degree either full or part-time. Students can choose to complete a thesis (Plan A) or take a comprehensive exam (Plan B) to complete their degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition for Community and Health Care Professionals
  • Basic Oxygen and Physiological Function
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition For Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Food Behavior: Physiological, Psychological, and Environmental Determinants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for a master's degree in nutrition, applicants must have completed the following courses prior to application submission: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Statistics, Biochemistry
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor's degree completed or will be completed in semester prior to enrollment. Any undergraduate major is acceptable.
  • For international students, TOEFL score of 90 or above, IELTS score of 7.0 or above, or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 61 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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