12 months
30551 USD/year
27650 USD/year
15576 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Public health Nutrition specialists at University of Massachusetts Lowell examine the relationship of nutrition and health problems including obesity and chronic diseases, as well as malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies. 


Students in the Nutrition specialization of the MPH program at University of Massachusetts Lowell will advance their knowledge and skills through a program that emphasizes a broad background in public health and specialized education in nutrition.

The goals of the MPH Nutrition specialization are to prepare health and nutrition professionals to:

  • Identify and prevent risks that contribute to the development of malnutrition 
  • Develop strategies and policies to improve food security and reduce obesity Develop programs to improve the nutritional status of diverse population groups 
  • Develop effective strategies for advocating for improved nutrition 
  • Develop and manage wellness programs to promote healthy eating and chronic disease prevention

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Social and Behaviorial Determinants of Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Global Nutrition
  • MPH Practicum 
  • Nutrition Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate Admissions Office has a "rolling admissions" policy.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • BA or BS degree, or senior-year status, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Grades of C or better in required, prerequisite college-level courses. 
  • Applicants to the Nutrition option must have taken undergraduate courses in Human Nutrition.
  • Applicants to the Dietetics option must earn grades of B- or better in the following college level pre requisite courses: Human Nutrition, Microbiology, Food Science, Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II, Nutrition and Metabolism, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Biology or Anatomy and Physiology, and Psychology or Sociology or Anthropology.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are NOT required for the Master of Public Health program application.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee
  • Applicants who earned their degree outside of the U.S. must have their transcript evaluated by a credentialing service such as WES or CED.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30551 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15576 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lowell

1130 - 2341 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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