Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program: What the M.S. Degree Offers

The Nutritional Sciences M.S. program focuses on preparing professionals for a variety of career settings. Students may ask "What can you do with a Nutrition Masters degree?" Using existing Cornell resources for job placement as well as program-specific assistance that is targeted to our students, we will provide counseling on job searching and job placement to support the transition into a position that leverages the preparation during the Masters degree.

"Why choose the track in Human Nutrition Evidence for Policy Making?"

With an increasing emphasis on the need for implementation and dissemination science, which moves discovery-based research into the realm of public health and medicine, there is a parallel need for professionals who are trained in evidence-based approaches and in the synthesis of evidence. This degree prepares professionals to participate in knowledge translation in a variety of settings, including academia, industry, government, not-for-profits and global organizations such as WHO.

"Why choose the track in Global Food Systems?"

DNS has a long‐ standing presence and historical commitment to research focused on food policy development for both domestic and global constituencies, supported by distinguished endowed faculty chairs. Students will also be able to benefit from the rich course offerings and expertise of faculty in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology. Additionally, virtually all faculty members contribute to food systems policy and practice through their participation and leadership of expert committees through the national academies, various professional societies, and the United Nations.

"Why choose the track in Dietetics?"

With an increasing emphasis on evidence-based practice there is a need for dietetics practitioners who can translate evidence to practice and who can conduct outcomes and program effectiveness research to inform practice. In recognition of these needs, a graduate degree will be required for entry-level practice in 2024.

"Why choose the individualized track?"

Cornell Nutrition expertise is diverse, and elective credits in the Masters Program allow the student to focus on training that links directly to their career interests. The individualized track offers the flexibility to design your own program to meet your unique training goals.