Bastyr University

Bastyr University

MS in Nutrition (MSN)


14500 Juanita Drive Northeast

Kenmore, WA 98028

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

In the Master of Science in Nutrition (MSN) program, you'll gain a solid overview of nutritional science, theory and research. You'll learn to balance a holistic perspective with a rigorous understanding of biochemistry and nutrient metabolism. This innovative program provides a broad education in preventive health and wellness, prepares you to critically evaluate scientific literature, and serves as a firm foundation for future education.

First year coursework encompasses areas such as nutrient metabolism, applied and therapeutic nutrition, research skills, and whole foods. Second year coursework includes community and global perspectives on nutrition, and thesis research.
Program Features

    A rigorous science-based curriculum prepares graduates for a mainstream profession with a natural health perspective.
    Highly qualified faculty coupled with small class sizes and a strong advising program.
    A modern and fully equipped whole food nutrition kitchen where students develop their culinary skills and deepen their understanding of nutritional concepts.
    Whole food Dining Commons featuring organic, local meals.
    Bastyr nutrition students 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.
    Access to related elective classes within the broad Bastyr curriculum, including herbal sciences, naturopathic medicine and health psychology.


Bastyr University's Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition with Didactic Program in Dietetics, Master of Science in Nutrition with Didactic Program in Dietetics, and the Dietetic Internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). ACEND is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting agency.

Eligibility Requirements:

Priority consideration is given to applicants with the following GPA scores: 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 Exceptional candidates who do not meet these priority standards will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Entering students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university and must complete the following courses:

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): $27,831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $27,831 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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