“Our program stands alone in the depth it provides in the science of nutrition and in the breadth of training in public health;it is the only combined degree of its kind.” Aviva Must, PhD
How does the dual MS/MPH track work?
Students are able to earn both the MS and MPH degrees in two and a half years of intensive full-time study (four full courses each semester). Part-time study is also permitted. Students take courses in both programs throughout their entire course of study. Administratively, most full-time students begin their studies at the Friedman School and then transition to the Medical School after three semesters, and cross-register between schools, as needed.
Working closely with advisors, students create individualized programs of study, selecting areas of focus in each program to meet their career and personal goals.
New Opportunities, New Linkages
The MS-Nutrition/MPH Track allows a student to combine any two foci–one program in nutrition and one concentration in public health. Students may also elect to take a generalist track in public health. Students fulfill the requirements for each program with a 40% overlap in course work.
There are many possible combinations of nutrition programs and MPH concentrations. Some popular combinations are:
- Food Policy and Nutrition/Interventions & Global Health
Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition & Health Communication
Nutritional Epidemiology & Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Nutrition Communication & Health Services Management and Policy
Agriculture, Food and Environment & Nutrition
Get more information about the programs offered at the Friedman School.
Get information about MPH degree requirements, concentration options and course offerings
Aviva Must, Ph.D.
Director of MS-Nutrition/MPH Track
Professor and Chair, Public Health & Community Medicine
Contact information & biography