Due to the cancellations and/or postponements of the GMAT and GRE exams in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Graduate School is waiving the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 for some programs. This program will be waiving the GRE. To see the list of programs that are still requiring the GRE, please visit the Office of the Graduate School’s Test Score Requirements Notice.

Do You Want to Help Stamp Out Diseases?

The Master of Science in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion with a concentration in Health Promotion is designed to develop practitioners with the skills and competencies to effectively assess, design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings.

Program highlights:

  • The core of the program is designed around coursework that helps students develop the skills and competencies required of entry level health educators as delineated on the Certified Health Education Specialist credential.
  • This program may be completed in a calendar year, but this is not required.
  • Regular admission to this program requires a minimum 2.75 GPA on all undergraduate work if accrued over a four-year (or more) period. If accrued over a two-year period, a 3.0 GPA is required.
What are some potential careers?

Some of the potential careers for which this degree prepares you include community health specialist, public health educator and health coordinator. Organizations who employ individuals with this degree include the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, public health services, schools and universities, healthcare institutions and public policy and lobbying organizations.

Who should pursue this degree?

Are you interested in a rewarding opportunity to work with clients and help them understand and improve their health? This is an ideal degree to help you meet those goals.

"I run a private practice in Mauritius where I work with women with hormonal imbalances, digestive issues and autoimmune conditions. I chose MSU Online because this allowed me to keep my practice open. Plus, being a distance student, I was able to implement what I was learning during my graduate studies in a local context and troubleshoot with my professors. I also wanted to conduct health promotion research here (in Mauritius) under the guidance of scientists who have years of experience in the field. MSU is one of the rare institutions that allow international students to select the thesis route without requiring them to be in the U.S."

Shariah Hussenbocus, Mauritius

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