MS in Public Health Nutrition
• Dr. Isabel Parraga (Program Director)
Coordinated Dietetic Internship
• Dr. Hope Barkoukis (Internship Director)
• Dr. Lynn Cialdella Kam (Associate Internship Director)
The Masters degree programs offered by the Department of Nutrition emphasize:
(i) dietetics, (ii) public health nutrition, (iii) nutritional biochemistry & metabolism and, (iv) molecular nutrition.
Since nutrition is a science-based discipline, in order for an applicant to be eligible (to apply) for the MS Degree program in Nutrition, you need to have completed the following courses:
General (inorganic) Chemistry | Lecture and Lab
However, some of these required courses may be taken while enrolled in the MS program.
The MS in NUTRITION TRACK SERVES A VARIETY OF STUDENTS
Some students earn the MS Nutrition degree to prepare for:
(i) Medical School
(ii) Dental School or
(iii) PhD degree
Other students are MD's in Residency or in Fellowship Programs and are actively seeking to gain more depth in the Science of Nutrition. Students enrolled in the traditional CWRU Medical School or those enrolled at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine can simultaneously earn their MD/MS Degree (an MS degree with an MD degree) with NO added tuition.
Other students admitted to the MS Degree Program -with a strong basic foundation- are seeking to become Registered Dietitians (RD). In order to prepare for their application to a DIETETIC INTERNSHIP, the students take courses from the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) as well as selected graduate courses.
Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RD, LD
Associate Professor & Interim Department Chair
Phone: (216) 368-2441
Department of Nutrition
CWRU - School of Medicine
10900 Euclid Avenue | W-G48
Cleveland, OH 44106-4954