Human Nutrition, M.Sc.

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  • Tuition Fee
    870 USD/credit
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    870 USD/credit
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  • English (take IELTS)
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The University of New Haven, Master of Science in Human Nutrition is the only weekend program of its type in Connecticut. We provide high-quality nutrition education at the graduate level for working adult students in the food, pharmaceutical, and allied health fields so that they may apply current, in-depth nutritional knowledge in their areas of specialization.


The M.S. in Human Nutrition program at the University of New Haven is grounded in the biomedical sciences and focuses on the role of nutrition in health and disease. The 33-credit curriculum is designed to give graduates a deep understanding of the close connections among nutrition, health, and disease, and will provide you with a detailed study of the body of knowledge necessary to understand these connections and the evidence supporting them.

Program Highlights:

• Small classes that allow you to benefit from working closely with faculty

• Expert professors who have years of industry experience in the fields of nutrition and science

• Classes that meet just one weekend each month, easily accommodating busy professional schedules

Concentration in Nutritional Genomics

The M.S. in Human Nutrition with a concentration in Nutritional Genomics provides you with a detailed understanding of how individual genetic variation can influence the assimilation and metabolism of foods and how food can affect the expression of certain genes known to be involved in chronic diseases.

Programme Structure

Required Courses
  • Nutritional Biochemistry I: Fundamentals
  • Nutritional Biochemistry II: Applications
  • Cell and Molecular Biology of Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Vitamin Metabolism
  • Mineral Metabolism
  • Research Methodology in Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Disease I
  • Nutrition and Disease II
  • Human Nutrition Internship II
  • Nutrition and Health: Contemporary Issues and Controversies
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Research Project

Human Nutrition Program Options

Students enrolled in the Human Nutrition graduate program may wish to complete undergraduate courses to fulfill the foundation knowledge and skills required in a Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics -ACEND (formerly the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800.877.1600,

The undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics program encourages students to apply concurrently to the Graduate Program in Human Nutrition AND the Undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics Program (second application fee will be waived) so that a transcript evaluation can be completed by the undergraduate Program Director, to determine which undergraduate courses are required to receive a “Verification Statement” for entry into a post-graduate Dietetic Internship Program en route to becoming a registered dietitian.

A minimum of 10-12 undergraduate courses are usually required to meet verification requirements and may be taken concurrently with the weekend graduate program. Students may then apply to an accredited dietetic internship program (supervised practice) in their final year of study. Once supervised practice hours are completed (minimum of 1200 hours), the candidate will sit for the national registration exam admininstered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as the final requirement for becoming a registered dietitian (RD).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Classes are offered in three trimesters in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, with an abbreviated summer session.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission Policy

This program is most appropriate for registered dietitians and certain other licensed health professionals or for high school science teachers and/or others with undergraduate majors in chemistry or the biological sciences. Minimum admission requirements are a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent, with an above-average undergraduate record including successfully completed coursework in introductory biochemistry and human anatomy and physiology.

International students requiring full-time status need to register for the Nutritional Genomics concentration. The requirements for MS in Human Nutrition with a Nutritional Genomics concentration for international applicants are:

  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
  2. Minimum grade of “B” or better in Biochemistry with a minimum of 3 credits
  3. Minimum grade of “B” or better in Anatomy and Physiology with a minimum of 4 credits
  4. No conditional admission and no ELS level 112 certificates are acceptable
  5. Applicants who wish to become Registered Dietitians, must submit an International Credential Evaluation along with their foreign transcripts .
  6. International students are accepted only in the Fall trimester with no winter or spring admissions

International applicants who meet all the above with the exception of items 2 & 3, will remain “in process” until they submit proof of meeting that requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Graduate Tuition, per credit - $870

Living costs for New Haven

1,380 - 2,110 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to theCost of Attendanceminus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.