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What will I learn?

The Master of Public Health in Nutritional Sciences provides interdisciplinary training with a strong grounding in research and evidence-based nutritional sciences and public health.


Earn an MPH while completing RDN training. At UW, you may apply to both MPH and RDN training programs and complete a cohesive curriculum that integrates degree requirements, coursework, and the internship required to become an RDN.

MPH Common Core curriculum. Enroll in in the program to start autumn 2020 and beyond to take new MPH Common Core curriculum, available to all MPH students in the School of Public Health.

Faculty. Work with our core, interdisciplinary, and clinical faculty who are recognized as national and international experts in the areas of epidemiology, food systems, health policy, program planning and evaluation, dietetics, and public health nutrition.

Top-ranked School of Public Health. The program’s location within an accredited School of Public Health lends a systems perspective to our curriculum and teaching philosophy and supports strong linkages with state and local public health agencies and programs.

Student Learning Objectives

By the end of this practicum, the student will be able to:

Describe the mission and unique contribution of the practicum’s sponsoring agency to public health.

Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork with community-based partners.

Present a professional poster that communicates the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions from the practicum experience.

Which department am I in?

School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (Degree Requirements: Minimum 64 credits for MPH with Capstone; Minimum 67 credits for MPH with Thesis.)

Tuition fees
USD $13,151/quarter
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,



98195, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1or its equivalent from a foreign institution; Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. Other English Language Requirements: 580 paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Bachelor’s degree; may be in any field.

GPA: A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater for the final 90 quarter credits or 60 semester hours completed is an expectation for the UW Graduate School.

International applicants whose native language is not English must also submit official scores from one of the exams listed: 580 Minimum on TOEFL pBT or 92 Minimum TOEFL iBT.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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