Nutrition Graduate Programs

Position yourself as a nutrition expert

Nutrition Graduate Programs at Oregon State

Pursue cutting-edge nutrition research focused on improving human health

Nutrition research, teaching and community engagement help people live their healthiest, most successful and resilient lives.

Oregon State University offers three graduate degrees in nutrition: MS, MS-PD and PhD.

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Master's degree in Nutrition

The master’s program also provides advanced, research-based training in nutrition, with an emphasis on biochemical, physiological and community nutrition.

Master of Science in Nutrition - Professional Dietetics

The Master of Science in Nutrition - Professional Dietetics (MS-PD) program combines a graduate degree with an internship rotation and prepares graduate level RDNs with advanced knowledge and research skills. This program has a 97% 10-year RDN examination pass rate, a 100% program completion rate, and an exceptional job placement rate within six months of program completion.

Doctorate in Nutrition

The doctoral program will prepare you for a professional, research-focused career in nutrition. Our graduates go on to work in top-tier programs and universities where they have an opportunity to generate and share knowledge that promotes the health and well-being of all people and families.

Nutrition graduate program research

Nutrition research

Oregon State’s nutrition research areas encompass molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, clinical nutrition, public health and community nutrition – from cells to community.


Oregon State’s nutrition graduate program is ranked 9 out of 60 nutrition sciences programs in the United States.

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Michael Murphy, MS, RD
Pursuing PhD in Nutrition

Michael’s research focuses on examining the personal, social, and environmental determinants of health-supportive behaviors. He aims to identify and describe nutrition and physical activity messages in mediums, such as television, to understand how these portrayals may reflect or advance social normative behaviors and beliefs.

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David Cortez, MEd

Our graduate recruiter can answer your questions about Oregon State graduate programs and chat about your interests, the application process and more.

Email David or call 541-737-5616.