Nutritional Sciences, M.Sc. | Rutgers University | New Brunswick, United States
12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nutritional Sciences program of Rutgers University offers multidisciplinary training that provides a broad understanding of the field of nutrition as well as the specialized knowledge needed to conduct research in a sub-field. 


About the Program

We have three major emphasis areas: nutritional biochemistry and physiology, community nutrition, and dietetics.

Scientists working in nutritional biochemistry and physiology conduct their research using the tools of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and physiology to understand how organisms utilize nutrients to maintain optimal health.

Applied nutritionists use sociological, psychological, anthropological methods, clinical, and education theory to investigate factors that influence the nutritional status of individuals and communities.

The Nutritional Sciences program of Rutgers University draws its faculty from the Departments of Nutritional Sciences, Animal Sciences, Food Sciences, and Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, other divisions of Rutgers University, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Students also benefit from the courses offered and broad research expertise of faculty in related departments in other divisions of Rutgers University and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Nutrition Research
  • Nutritional Aspects of Disease
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Advanced Topics in Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition Research
  • Community Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General chemistry with lab (1 year recommended)
  • 1 year organic chemistry or 1 semester organic chemistry plus 1 semester of biochemistry
  • At least 12 additional credits in advanced (300-400 level) sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, nutrition, or food science)
  • GRE: 304 or above (minimum verbal 153; minimum quantitative 151)
  • TOEFL (if English is a second language): 560 or above (paper-based test); 220 or above (computer-based test); 83 or above (internet-based test; minimum individual test scores: writing 22, speaking 23, reading 21, listening 17)
  • GPA: B average or above
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Master-Dietetics option has addition admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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