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Bachelor of Science / Master of Public Health
Global Public Health and Nutrition / Public Health Nutrition
Dual Degree

This dual degree allows you to earn a bachelor of science in Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics and a master of public health in Public Health Nutrition in as little as five years. Upon graduating, you will possess the skills needed to demonstrate excellence in critical leadership roles in the public health nutrition space and/or pursue Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credentials.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Bachelor of Science in Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition

Format
Full-time
Credits
157

This dual degree will prepare you to identify and assess diet-related health problems among diverse population groups around the world, identifying the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and institutional factors that contribute to the risk of undernutrition and overnutrition among populations. The curriculum focuses on community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, food policy, population-based clinical nutrition, food systems, and nutrition-focused implementation research.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and assess the diet- and nutritional status-related health problems of both undernutrition and overnutrition among diverse population groups in the United States and globally
  • Describe the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and institutional factors that contribute to the risk of undernutrition and overnutrition among populations
  • Compare and contrast educational, community, institutional, and other population-based intervention strategies to improve nutritional health status, decrease food scarcity, and reduce obesity
  • Analyze and assess policies aimed at increasing access and reducing barriers to food security and improved national health status in diverse population groups
  • Apply evidence-based research findings to the development and implementation of nutrition polices, programs, and interventions in the United States and globally

As our student, you will have the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty within NYU Steinhardt as well as the NYU School of Global Public Health.

You will begin taking graduate-level courses while working toward your BS in Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon completion of your bachelor's degree, you will advance to the remaining master of public health courses and fulfill the requirements for the MPH in Public Health Nutrition.

Your program of study will include an internship component, providing the opportunity for you to build professional relationships in the field and apply course concepts beyond the classroom.

This dual BS/MPH degree will prepare you to assume leadership positions in public health nutrition settings that require a systematic approach to addressing issues.

Students enrolled in the program may also simultaneously complete the necessary course requirements and apply for a dietetic internship to prepare to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Learn more about how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, which involves completing a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).

Download the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Handbook.

Questions 

If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Sean Spellman at sean.spellman@nyu.edu or Domingo Piñero at domingo.pinero@nyu.edu.

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New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5580

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