Master of Science in Nutrition

This innovative program provides students with a broad education in nutritional science and preventive health, prepares them to critically evaluate scientific literature, and serves as a firm foundation for those pursuing future doctoral level education.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Program Overview

Have you thought about how you can turn your passion for food and nutrition into a meaningful, successful profession? As a student in Bastyr’s Master of Science in Nutrition program, you’ll gain a solid overview of nutritional science, theory and research. This innovative curriculum provides you the practical skills and confidence you need to bring whole-foods nutrition and wellness to your community.

Program Highlights

  • World-class education. A rigorous, science-based curriculum that will equip you with a natural health perspective. Highly qualified faculty, small class sizes and strong advising programs give you the focused attention you deserve. 
  • Exceptional Learning Environment. Grow your understanding of nutritional concepts and develop your culinary skills in a fully equipped whole-food nutrition kitchen. Choose from organic, local meals at our whole-food Dining Commons. Help maintain the University's Medicinal Herb Garden and its 350 species of herbs and seasonal crops. The garden serves as a laboratory for organic, sustainable and renewable agriculture.
  • Additional learning opportunities. You’ll have access to elective classes in other programs, including herbal sciences, naturopathic medicine and health psychology.

Career Opportunities

The primary purpose of this degree is preparation for advanced doctoral studies in nutrition or other healthcare-related fields. Graduates may also consider careers in:

  • Nutrition writing
  • Nutrition advocacy work
  • Public policy
  • Prevention and wellness
  • Research and development
  • Research laboratories as research assistants


Campus Location - Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington Campus

Set in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Bastyr’s expansive Seattle-area campus provides a serene, natural environment for students to deepen their health education. Our campus is located in the Seattle suburb of Kenmore, Washington, and encompasses 51 acres along the shore of Lake Washington. 

At our Seattle-area campus, you’ll enjoy dynamic classroom environments and unique facilities for research, laboratory and clinical experiences. Our campus location also affords you easy access to the rich cultural experiences of the Seattle metropolitan area and unlimited exposure to the natural wonders of the Puget Sound region.

General Requirements

Length of Program

2 years, full-time

Tuition and Financial Aid


Speak to an advisor today to learn more about tuition costs or to find out about our financial aid programs!


Bastyr’s innovative MSN program provides a broad education in preventive health and wellness, prepares students to critically evaluate scientific literature and serves as a firm foundation for future education. Reference our curriculum table for the number of credits per course, course hours and lecture hours each week.

This curriculum prepares students to successfully navigate the path toward their nutrition-focused profession. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog

Contact an advisor to learn more about the Master of Science in Nutrition program.


  • 3.25 in prerequisite coursework (all classes listed as specific prerequisites)
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA in science prerequisites with a B or better in Human Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • 3.0 in nutrition coursework
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate coursework
  • Entering students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university

Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites. To learn which classes fulfill these prerequisites, use our course equivalency guide.

A full course outline can be found in the Master of Science in Nutrition program description of the Academic Catalog.

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