Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

A dual-degree that prepares you to provide mental health and nutrition counseling services.

MS in Nutrition and MA in Counseling Psychology

Students that have a unique passion for nutrition and mental health will nurture their calling through Bastyr’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MSN/MACP) dual-degree program. The program integrates clinical training in nutrition and mental health counseling, leading to licensure as a mental health counselor. 

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Program Length

3 years, full time


$728/credit hour (average)

Program Highlights

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Social Justice and Advocacy lens

Eligible to take the state licensing exam upon graduation (LMHC and CN)

Program Details

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. 

Cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a 3.0 in the last 45 credits in their undergraduate degree, a B or better in General Psychology, Human Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology and a C or better in all other prerequisite courses. 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 - 1 course
  • Organic Chemistry* - 1 course
  • Biochemistry**- 1 course
  • Introductory Nutrition - 1 course
  • Introductory 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.
**Biochemistry and psychology courses must have been taken within seven years of program start.    

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  • Mental health counselor 
  • Lifestyle/behavior change counselor 
  • Counselor for patients with eating disorders 
  • Nutrition consultant 
  • Nutrition educator 
  • Nutritionist in select states 
  • School counselor 
  • Mental health and substance abuse social worker 
  • Rehabilitation counselor 
  • Marriage and family counselor 
  • Prevention and wellness coach or consultant 
  • Corporate wellness consultant