Program Description

The M.S. in Nutrition at the School of Public Health is designed to provide students with advanced training in nutrition through both course work and research. Research opportunities are diverse and may cover areas of biochemical, physiological, behavioral or community nutrition.  The program offers a variety of courses with emphasis on the role of vegetarian dietary practices in human health and the environment.

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Program Length

1.3 to 2 years (5 to 8 quarters)

Possible Careers

The M.S. in Nutrition prepares students to pursue advanced degrees, or to seek leadership roles in their careers as health practitioners. Successful completion of the M.S. will enable students to obtain employment in academia, the government or the food industry.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of reference, and official GRE scores (note: if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.2 or higher, the GRE requirement can be waived).


Basic nutrition, General chemistry through organic chemistry, Microbiology, and Physiology

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2020-2021

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $37,590
Fees $2,730
Books & Supplies $1,550
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $41,870


Expected costs for the 2020-2021 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2020-2021, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 9
Room & Board $12,645
Transportation $2,880
Personal Expenses $2,070


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.