Nutrition and Metabolism

Nutrition and Metabolism is an interdisciplinary graduate program based at Boston University School of Medicine. The program offers both Master’s and PhD programs with the opportunity to carry out focused research in clinical, epidemiologic, or laboratory-based studies. Classes are small and taught by a diverse medical school faculty of research scientists and clinicians.

MS and PhD Graduate Programs

The MS in Nutrition and Metabolism degree program prepares students for future studies in medicine and dentistry or for future doctoral-level studies. The MS degree also prepares graduates for careers in clinical, epidemiologic, or laboratory-based scientific research.

The PhD program in Nutrition and Metabolism is a part of the integrated Programs in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS). The year one core curriculum is completed jointly with other PhD programs while intensive studies in nutrition and metabolism begin in year two. The PhD program prepares graduates for diverse careers in nutrition science, research, and teaching in a wide range of settings including academia, industry, and government.

Program Highlights

  • Core curriculum includes courses in molecular, biochemical and physiological foundations of human nutrition, nutritional epidemiology and clinical nutrition.
  • Faculty includes nationally and internationally known researchers and educators that are based in clinical, research, and basic science departments, as well as the BU School of Public Health.
  • Numerous research opportunities with faculty who conduct basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiologic research.
  • Focus on learning critical thinking skills though discussions of current literature in small classes.

Admissions Information

Applications to the Master of Science program are accepted for both the fall and spring semesters. Learn more about the application process.

Applications to the PhD program are only accepted as a part of the Program in Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about the application process.

Contact Us

Lynn L. Moore, DSc, MPH
Director, Nutrition and Metabolism
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Department of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
801 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 470
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: (617) 638-8088;  Fax: (617) 638-8076
Email: llmoore@bu.edu