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Dr. Christine A. Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN
College of Health Sciences
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2125

Graduate Program

MS in Community Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition is accepting applications for the Master of Science (MS) degree in Community Nutrition. The MS in Community Nutrition is a research-focused program for those seeking an advanced degree in community nutrition. The MS promotes nutritional health and disease prevention in communities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. The curriculum (33 credits) is offered in an online format and includes courses representing nutrition science, applied nutrition, and research techniques. The program culminates with a capstone paper.

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. The following materials are required from all applicants for the MS in Community Nutrition:

  • Completed online graduate application
  • One official copy of transcripts from every college or university previously attended
  • A professional goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from an academic reference and one from a professional reference are encouraged
Additional prerequisites include:
  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in nutrition will need to have the following prerequisites completed before applying to the MS program: introduction to nutrition, anatomy & physiology I and II, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and a statistics course
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater is recommended for admission

For more information, please contact Graduate Coordinator Dr. Mary Beth Gilboy.

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