Learn more about the Online MPS in Nutritional Sciences: Walk In Hours Week of April 9th

Stressing about the DI Match coming up? Looking for a plan B? Thinking about a graduate degree later on? Don’t put your education on hold! Consider a summer 2018 or fall 2018 start in The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences!  You can be enrolled in the MPS and start building the advanced practice and leadership skills that employers are seeking, even while starting a DI in the upcoming months or year. Summer 2018 application deadline extended to April 25th!

Want to learn more about the MPS? Visit Drop-In Hours next week!

Visit MPS Coordinator, Shawnee Kelly, in 125 Chandlee Lab, to discuss the MPS program. Drop-in hours will be held on the following dates/times:

April 9: 10:00am-4:00pm

April 10: 10:00am-noon, 1:00-2:00pm

April 11: 11:00am-1:00pm; 2:30-3:30pm

Or by appointment—just email me the date/times you are looking for and we’ll set up a meeting: Shawnee Kelly, smc28@psu.edu

More about the MPS

The MPS is a graduate degree offered online through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences.  The unique focus of our high-quality MPS gives you the opportunity to learn from expert faculty who are leaders in the field and the flexibility of earning your degree while living anywhere.

Check out this short video on our Vision for the Program! This program is a great way to:

  • Enhance your preparation for entry into a dietetic internship by building advanced skills in dietetics and leadership!
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Take your skill set to an advanced level while working in the field (full or part-time) or while completing a Dietetic Internship (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutrition, allied health, health-related, or science majors.

The MPS in Nutritional Sciences is a 30-credit (24 month) program designed to help prepare you for evidence-based advanced practice. Our online program features a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and interactive technology to engage you in the learning process. The coursework is focused on the development of leadership skills in various nutrition practice settings including clinical, research, community, and management. Our curriculum has been developed to create a skill set that you can use to apply to your experiences and issues in the workplace. The courses are based on a student-centered, highly interactive learning model. We use diverse, innovative teaching and learning methods that consider various learning styles and will help you tailor your education to your career needs and set you apart from your peers.

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GPA (minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale)
  • GRE scores
  • 3 professional references
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

For more information and how to apply, visit our website.

Additional Questions

Please contact:

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator and Assistant Teaching Professor, smc28@psu.edu 

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