Department of Health Sciences


M.S. Program in Nutrition

The Master of Science Program in Nutrition prepares students for a wide range of professional positions in either clinical or community nutrition, and for doctoral study in these fields. Graduates of the program may find career opportunities as clinical nutritionists within health-care settings and as nutrition educators in the community. Those graduating from the Dietetic Internship are eligible to sit for the Registration Examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to become Registered Dietitians (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having achieved a minimum grade average of B (3.0) in the undergraduate record as a whole and in courses most relevant to the graduate discipline.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Must have completed the following courses and credits (or their equivalents):

In Basic Science: courses in physiology (BIO 181 and 182, or 228), inorganic chemistry (CHE 114 and 115), and organic chemistry (CHE 120 and121).

In Nutrition: courses in introductory (HSD 240) and advanced nutrition (DFN 445), diet and disease (DFN 348 and 448), and foods (DFN 120 and 220). Deficiencies in undergraduate preparation may be rectified through Lehman's undergraduate program in Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition, which is accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)


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