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Master of Public Health Program Options

There are two exciting options for future registered dietitian nutritionists, which each involve obtaining the valuable Master of Public Health degree.

1) The Nutrition Leadership Training Program. This is a 45-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in public health nutrition with a specific focus on women, children, and their families. The MPH degree coursework is taken after the dietetic internship has been completed and the RD Exam has been passed. Students in this program get a $10,000 taxable stipend during their MPH studies and complete a number of experiential activities, including research and teaching, to become leaders in the field. To learn more about the Nutrition Leadership Training Program, please contact Keelia O’Malley at komalley@tulane.edu.

Steps to apply:
(a) Apply to the Tulane University Dietetic Internship, indicating your interest in the Nutrition Leadership Training Program in your personal statement and on the application;
(b) Apply to the Tulane University MPH program in Nutrition, also indicating your interest in the Nutrition Leadership Training Program in the personal statement for this application. Student applying to the NLT program will be given preference for admission to the DI program, pending availability and depending on the date of application.

 

2) The MPH in Public Health Nutrition. This is a 45-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) Program with a generalist approach to public health nutrition. The MPH- degree coursework is taken before the dietetic internship. Students who successfully complete this program can participate in a pre-selection process for the Tulane Dietetic Internship Program, pending availability. This would allow them to apply to the program directly by January 1, and if selected, would not need to participate in the national internship matching system. To learn more about the Public Health Nutrition Program, please review the website or contact Keelia O’Malley at komalley@tulane.edu.

Steps to apply:
(a) Apply to the Tulane University MPH program in Nutrition and indicate your interest in eventually doing the Dietetic Internship Program in your personal statement;
(b) No other application is required at this time. During your last semester of the MPH program, you can apply directly to the Tulane University Dietetic Internship. Application is due the January 1 of the year that the internship will begin in fall semester.