Public Health, Master | Mississippi State University | Starkville, United States
12 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
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The Master of Public Health from Mississippi State University prepares students to acquire skills in nutrition practice and communication together with foundational knowledge in nutritional science and public health.

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About this Degree

Public Health Nutrition from Mississippi State University aims to promote the overall nutritional health among a population by emphasizing diet to decrease hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and weight gain. Students in this non-thesis, professional degree program will complete a minimum of 42 hours of course work in nutrition, epidemiology, and health promotion through lecture courses, field experience, and a scholarly report. 

The Applied Public Health Practicum course will consist of no less than 240 contact hours of supervised field-based experience in public health sites. This program will prepare those in the nutrition field for work in public health, public policy, and national nutrition programs.


Public health nutritionists may find jobs in a number of settings:

  • Academia/Research (study coordinator role)
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Federal Public Health Agencies (USDA, FDA, CDC, NIH, etc)
  • Food Industry
  • Health Care Industry (hospitals, nursing facilities, outpatient facilities, clinics, and physician offices)

Programme Structure


  • Food Products Evaluation

  • Meal Management

  • Child Health and Nutrition

  • Individual and Family Nutrition

  • Special Topics in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant who has not fully met the GPA requirement stipulated by the University may be admitted on a provisional basis. The provisionally-admitted student is eligible for a change to regular status after receiving a 3.00 GPA on the first 9 hours of graduate courses at Mississippi State University (with no grade lower than a C). 
  • The first 9 hours of graduate courses must be within the student's program of study, as prescribed by advisor. 
  • Courses with an S grade, transfer credits, or credits earned while in Unclassified status cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. If a 3.00 is not attained, the provisional student shall be dismissed from the graduate program. 
  • Academic departments may set higher standards for students to fulfill provisional requirements; a student admitted with provisional status should contact the graduate coordinator for the program’s specific requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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