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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Human Nutrition

Offered By: Department of International Health

Onsite | Full-Time | 1.52 years

About This Program

The MSPH program in Human Nutrition is designed to train professionals to focus on understanding and solving public health problems in food and nutrition across a diverse societal landscape. The MSPH program prepares students to assume professional, technical and management positions within public health nutrition programs or government, international or non-government agencies, universities, hospitals and private industry.

Program Highlights

The program is covers both domestic and international issues with a focus on disadvantaged populations.


terms of courses


months field practicum


capstone project


comprehensive exam

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Students in the program plan to pursue careers in management of nutrition and health programs, or in the technical content of health promotion and disease prevention programs, or go on to doctoral degrees in nutrition (PhD), medicine (MD), or related fields.


Job Title

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Associate Program Advisor - Nutrition, Global Development Program


Researcher, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Regulatory Specialist

GBMC Bariatric Outpatient Center

Registered Dietitian

Harvard University

PhD Student

International Mercy Corps

Senior Development Nutritionist

Nutrition at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Technical Adviser


Nutrition Statistics & Monitoring

University of Maryland Extension Program, Food Supplement Nutrition Education

Nutrition Educator

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Nutrition Information Specialist

The World Bank

Nutrition Consultant

Virginia Heart Comprehensive Weight Management Institute

Registered Dietitian


Through the practicum requirement students will have the opportunity to gain experience working with global or domestic public health organizations.

Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue, explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory, and find many more details in the program's Student Handbook.

Areas of Interest

  • Nutrition
  • Micronutrients
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Newborn Health
  • Adolescent health
  • Proteomics
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Obesity

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores (GRE) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

Program Faculty Spotlight

Yeeli Mui

Yeeli Mui

Assistant Professor
International Health

Yeeli Mui, PhD '17, MPH, examines how urban planning affects healthy food access, including land ownership, transportation, and community development.

Mika Matsuzaki

Mika Matsuzaki

Assistant Professor
International Health

Mika Matsuzaki, PhD, MPH, MS, is a life-course epidemiologist studying how policies, built environments, and equity affect nutrition-related chronic diseases and obesity.

Julia Wolfson

Julia Wolfson

Assistant Professor
International Health

Julia Wolfson, PhD '16, MPP, studies individual, structural, and policy factors that influence food choices, diet quality, and diet-related health outcomes.

Parul Christian

Parul Christian

International Health

Parul Christian, DrPH '96, MSc, studies how to improve maternal and child nutrition and prevent micronutrient deficiencies with effective solutions in low-income settings.

Meet our MSPH alumni

Chytanya Kompala, MSPH '16

"I remember feeling so excited by the group of expert professors. They are all great and highly eager to advise and support students. I really liked the detailed international curriculum on nutrition, including nutrition biochemistry, nutrition epidemiology, and nutrition assessment.

Current job title

Senior Program Officer, Research Team, Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF)

Job description

We invest in implementation research on high-impact approaches to improving nutrition outcomes. A large part of my role is supporting grant-making decisions and managing ECF’s ongoing research and technical investments.

Chytanya Kompala, MSPH '16

Tuition and Funding

The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Cristina Salazar, MA
Academic Program Manager