GRADUATE STUDIES  ›  Master's Degree Programs

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
   Organic Chemistry
   General Biology
   Human Physiology

However, some of these required courses may be taken while enrolled in the MS program.

      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.

Please direct all questions to:
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

For more information on the Dietetic Internships, please visit the links below.

Case Western Reserve UniversityMS in Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Internship
• Tamara Randall, MS (Dietetic Internship Director)

Case Western Reserve UniversityCoordinated Dietetic Internship
Dr. Stephanie Harris (Internship Director)