Human Nutrition, M.Sc.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Nutrition and Health: Contemporary Issues and Controversies
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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).

The requirements for MS in Human Nutrition with a Nutritional Genomics concentration for international applicants are:

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

Tuition Fee

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    870 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 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.

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