Human Nutrition (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Human Nutrition (Thesis) offered by the School of Human Nutrition in the Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes innovative and specialized learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, resourceful thinking, and academic writing to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: clinical nutrition, metabolism, public health nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, nutrigenomics, global food security, Indigenous populations, nutritional biochemistry, health inequities

Unique Program Features

  • The program is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences, exercise physiology, kinesiology, food science, biochemistry, medicine, or another closely related field;
  • Faculty members are experts in a broad range of academic disciplines in the area of nutrition research which makes for a dynamic setting to advance in nutritional knowledge. These research areas include clinical, community, and international nutrition as well as molecular and cellular nutrition;
  • Graduates have pursued successful careers in research, international health agencies, government agencies, and industry.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Human Nutrition website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradstudies.macdonald [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Human%20Nutrition) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15
WINTER February 15 June 1 September 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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