Master of Science

Nutrition and metabolism is a field of biomedical science where individuals apply knowledge of basic biology and chemistry to better understand how the body uses energy and nutrients in food, and the impact that this can have on health and disease.

Program Overview

The MS in Nutrition and Metabolism prepares students for a wide range of careers in basic and clinical/translational research and provides an exceptional background for future professional studies in medicine and dentistry, as well as doctoral studies.

The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum, which includes physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, clinical nutrition research and epidemiology, provides students with a broad knowledge of the biomedical sciences. This knowledge is critical given the rapid pace with which science is currently advancing. In addition to learning essential principles of nutrition and metabolism, students develop the critical thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate biomedical research literature and to participate in carrying it out.

Program graduates are prepared for further professional studies (PhD, MD, DMD, DO) or to pursue a variety
of career paths, including:

  • working as lab managers
  • coordinators or directors of nutrition-related clinical or epidemiologic studies
  • clinical coordinators in pharmaceutical, food or nutriceutical industries
  • medical writing,
  • foundation work
  • work in government health and wellness programs