Tufts University, a Boston-area, top-ranked private university, announced today that it will now offer a hybrid Master of Nutrition in Science and Policy for students beginning fall 2013. Students will take online courses and participate in week-long residencies on campus each semester.
The program is designed to engage students in several facets of nutrition science and policy, such as global and U.S. food policy, global nutrition programs, and nutritional biochemistry. Courses cover topics including macronutrients and micronutrients, food security programs, epidemiology for health professionals, statistics, and qualitative research methods.
Students can also choose up to four elective courses, covering topics including nutrition and aging; obesity and energy regulation; global nutrition programs; management of health and nutrition non-governmental organizations; and theories of behavior change. Students are also required to complete a master’s thesis.
To be considered for fall 2013 enrollment, students must complete the application process by May 15. Students are encouraged to apply prior to that date—admissions are rolling, and applicants will receive word about their admissions status within one month of application.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have earned a 3.0 grade point average from an accredited institution, and must have taken college courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology or physiology, and math. Students must complete the GRE.
Students can expect to pay $3,764 per course, plus additional technology fees and fees to travel and stay in Boston for one week per semester.
Tufts University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.