Become an RD or Nutrition Specialist Online With UNC’s MPH Program

MPH@UNC, the online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health — ranked the No. 1 public school of public health by U.S. News & World Report¹ — offers Nutrition and Registered Dietitian (MPH/RD) concentrations on a part- and full-time basis.

No GRE required.

The Nutrition concentration prepares current and aspiring public health professionals to assess scientific evidence for dietary guidelines and effectively communicate general nutritional information to the public.

The Registered Dietitian (MPH/RD) concentration integrates the scientific study of nutrition and dietetics with a foundation in public health practice and research. Students complete a dietetic internship with support from MPH@UNC’s internship placement services and fulfill the requirements needed to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam. Prerequisite courses for the MPH/RD concentration are chemistry; biochemistry; human nutrition; human anatomy; physiology; psychology; microbiology with a lab; and introduction to anthropology or sociology. 


  • Live, interactive online classes taught by UNC Gillings faculty;

  • A supportive community of academic, technical and career specialists, available to assist you at every step of the program;

  • Engaging, rigorous coursework and UNC resources that can be accessed 24/7 using our mobile app; and

  • Unique research opportunities that focus on solving prevalent public health challenges in communities worldwide.

The Gillings School is an accredited school of public health under the Council on Education for Public Health. The MPH/RD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), following the Future Practice Model.

Take the next step in your public health career with MPH@UNC. Request information today.

¹ Ranking information is from the most recent U.S. News & World Report list of best public health schools, published in 2015. UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health is ranked the No. 2 school of public health overall, but is the highest ranked public institution on the list.

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