To become a change agent in the nutrition field, you need to be equipped with an authoritative knowledge from a legitimate source. Students in the Master of Science in Nutrition program will explore concepts in nutritional science and theory and learn how to critically evaluate scientific literature.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to turn your passion for food and nutrition into a meaningful career or go on to doctoral level studies.
2 years, full time
$683/credit hour (average)
Need Science Prerequisites? Take them at Bastyr!
You may need several courses in order to join your program. Instead of waiting to finish those before joining the Bastyr community, why not take some or all of those at a Bastyr campus? You will be able to experience learning amongst a cohort that shares your passion for natural medicine.
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.
MS, RDN, CD
Kory teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical nutrition assessment and therapy, therapeutic culinary nutrition, food writing, and public health nutrition at Bastyr University…
Her teaching interests include biochemistry, regulatory metabolism, integrated nutrition and health, learning theory and educational philosophy She sees her role as an educator as a…
MS, RD, CSO
Kate teaches and mentors students at Bastyr and continues to work as a dietitian at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, WA. Kate also works at Fred Hutchinson Research…
Students may take individual, science-based prerequisites as a non-matriculated student. If you wish to discuss taking specific pre-requisites at Bastyr, please contact Admissions. Here is a list of courses offered.
Prerequisites for the MSN program are as follows:
- 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
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these standards will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Human Physiology or a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course - 1 course
Organic Chemistry*- 1 course
Biochemistry*- 1 course
Introductory Nutrition - 1 course
General Psychology - 1 course
College Algebra or Statistics - 1 course
Microbiology - 1 course
*Must be science major level and not survey-level with at least one lab in any science class.
Note: Biochemistry course must have been taken within seven years of program start.
Bastyr accepts graduate and undergraduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. Learn what you need to make this process go smoothly.
- Nutrition writing
- Nutrition advocacy work
- Public policy
- Prevention and wellness
- Research and development
- Research laboratories as research assistants
About the Seattle, Washington Campus
The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, the 186,000-square-foot campus complex is located 10 miles northeast of Seattle in Kenmore, Washington.