Community Nutrition Education EdM

Master of Education in Community Nutrition Education


The advanced Master of Education degree in Community Nutrition Education prepares graduates with special skills as educators in communities, schools, and a variety of other settings who are able to develop and implement practice-based research and education activities. The degree includes additional coursework beyond the MS core in nutrition and permits stronger emphases in the behavioral sciences, community assessment and planning, research, and education. A community-based, research, or other integrative project is required.

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Admissions Information

Master of Education

  • Points/Credits: 60
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): Rolling

* For details about rolling deadlines, visit our admission deadlines page.

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • GRE General Test, MCAT, GMAT, or DAT

How to Apply

The Nutrition faculty reviews applications throughout the year. However, preference in scholarship awards will go to students whose applications arrive during the initial months of each calendar year.

To be considered for admission to the Program in Nutrition, applicants must submit the following through the Admissions application:

  • Application document
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Official transcripts that confirm completion of at least five of the seven master's prerequisite courses. If admitted to the Program in Nutrition, the outstanding master's prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to beginning master's courses. Please note that the following master's prerequisites must be completed within five years of beginning master's courses: introductory nutrition, biochemistry, anatomy & physiology I with lab, and anatomy & physiology II with lab. (Basic statistics, general chemistry with lab, and organic chemistry with lab can be older than five years.)
  • Two or three letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • Resume
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores on the general exam.

Each application is reviewed within a few weeks of the Nutrition faculty receiving the application from the Office of Admission. Prospective students will receive formal letters informing them of their admission status.

Since applications remain "active" for one year within the Office of Admission, applications can be submitted in piecemeal. However, an application will not be forwarded to the Nutrition faculty for review until the application is submitted as complete. If you have questions about your submitted application, please contact Admissions at 212-678-3710. 

Prerequisites

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Course Requirements

Master of Education: Community Nutrition Education

The program of study is for the 60-point Master of Education degree in Community Nutrition Education includes additional coursework in advanced nutrition and permits stronger emphases in the behavioral sciences, community assessment and planning, and education. A community-based, research, or other integrative project is required.

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