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General Information

The Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition and the Master of Applied Human Nutrition programs will provide students with the opportunity for advanced level study in nutrition with an emphasis on issues related to community nutrition, food and human nutrition. The programs explore the theoretical foundations of nutrition through critical reflection on current research and practice within the discipline and drawing from other related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Students will normally have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, foods or fields, e.g., health sciences, kinesiology, biology, biochemistry, health promotion/education, and nursing. Students will normally have achieved a minimum of a B average (GPA 3.0). Credit* in the following undergraduate courses will normally be required: 0.5 unit applied statistics; 1.0 unit biochemistry; 1.0 unit physiology; 1.0 unit sociology, psychology or communications; 1.0 unit of 3000 level and 1.0 unit of 4000 level human nutrition. Where there are deficiencies, additional coursework may be necessary for admission.

The application package submitted for admission will include

For Master of Applied Human Nutrition (MAHN):

  • Statement of Intent including career goals and how our program will facilitate achieving these goals
  • Two letters of reference (academic references)

For Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition (MScAHN):

  • Statement of Intent including career goals and how our program will facilitate achieving these goals
  • A two-page research proposal including references**, or for applicants who have not yet identified a specific research plan, a two-page description of research interest(s) including references**
  • Two letters of reference (academic references)

For Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition (MScAHN) with Internship:
Statement of Intent including career goals and how our program will facilitate achieving these goals

  • A two-page research proposal including references**, or for applicants who have not yet identified a specific research plan, a two-page description of research interest(s) including references**
  • Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional reference)
  • Internship application package

Completed application for MScAHN with Internship should be submitted by December 15, and for MAHN and MScAHN by January 31 of the year immediately preceding intended enrolment. Applications are considered by the Applied Human Nutrition Graduate Studies Committee, and additionally for those applying to the MScAHN with Internship, the Internship Selection Committee. Normally, there is no January admission to the program. We reserve the right to interview applicants before acceptance.

*Courses should be equivalent to 0.5 unit undergraduate course equivalents offered through Mount Saint Vincent University. A 0.5 unit is an equivalent of three semester hours of credit, and 1.0 unit is equivalent to six semester hours of credit.

**The purpose of the two-page research proposal is to assess the research potential and writing skills of the applicants. Alternatively, applicants may submit a two-page description of their research interests including references. Due to the limited number of students that can be supervised by AHN faculty members, the applicants for MScAHN program are strongly advised to contact in advance and identify their potential thesis supervisor(s) in their Statement of Intent; however, those applications in which the supervisor is not identified will be considered as well.



Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the current 2017-2018 academic year which runs from September 01, 2017 to August 31, 2018.  

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