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Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics (MSNGx, NGx)

Nutrigenomics: Where Nutrition Science Meets Genetic Science

What if you could look inside someone’s genetic composition and make recommendations that provide optimal nutrition as well as prevent, treat and manage health conditions? Nutrigenomics allows you to do exactly that. Manchester University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics (MSNGx, NGx) is like no other master’s in nutrition. Incorporating our experience with genomics, our exceptional undergraduate and graduate faculty collaborated to create this cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind degree in nutrition. MU’s 100 percent online master’s in nutrition complies with the national requirement that all registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) must hold a master’s degree. Applying nutritional genomics in a clinical practice helps you understand, interpret and communicate complexities when the actual risk of developing a disease is not known. In our MSNGx, NGx Program, you’ll learn how to use an evidence-based approach to individualize recommendations that result in the best health outcomes. From determining appropriate diet to improving health outcomes, the value of a master’s in nutrition and nutrigenomics cannot be overstated.


  • Credits: 54
  • Time to Completion: 22 -24 months
  • Tuition: Learn more
  • Learning Environment: Manchester University Fort Wayne
  • Fall Session Begins: Aug. 26, 2023
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics





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Fall Session

Aug. 26, 2023

Learning Environment

Manchester University Fort Wayne


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Why Choose Manchester for Your Master of Science in NGx?

Our MSGNx, NGx Program is cutting-edge and genomics-focused. All coursework is online and you have the flexibility to choose your experiential education in your local community.

Since MU’s master’s in nutrition is all-inclusive with supervised field experience, you’ll be ready to sit for the registered dietitian nutritionist exam immediately upon graduation.

Experiential Learning

In your first year, you’ll shadow a registered dietitian. Further into earning your nutrition science degree, you’ll provide dietitian coverage in a clinical setting.

During six different rotations, you’ll apply the Nutrition Care Process to provide medical nutrition therapy in a variety of settings including general medicine, cardiology, oncology and ICUs.

Unparalleled faculty leads our MSNGx, NGx Program

The faculty members you’ll be learning from are experts in their field. Their in-depth experience includes informatics, laboratory techniques and genetic sequencing. They have extensive experience in clinical and long-term care, sports and corporate wellness.

Meet the faculty and staff of the master’s in nutrition program.

Superior technology

You’ll have access to laboratory genetic sequencing instruments such as MassARRAY and QuantStudio Plus. The program also introduces you to modern analytical techniques used to evaluate DNA, RNA and protein collection, isolation, preparation and analysis.


As a student earning a degree in nutrition, you’re eligible to apply for scholarships, including the Lois A. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship Fund.

View a list of available scholarships

Small class sizes and one-on-one attention

MU’s student-to-faculty class ratio is 5:1. Supervised learning is 1:1. Small class sizes mean you’ll have direct access to faculty with diverse professional experience.

Learn More About Our Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program

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A student enrolled in the NGx program involved in an NGx lab at MU Fort Wayne

What we hear from our students is that they really enjoy the flexibility of an online program...having that ability to schedule when they are going to engage in their learning is really important to them."
W. Thomas Smith,
Dean of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

What Can You Do With Your Degree in Nutrition?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are the experts in diet and nutrition in all facets of the health care and wellness industries. As an RDN, you’ll provide nutrition-related counseling and education.

In addition to your focus on preventing, treating and managing health conditions, you are instrumental in helping individuals maintain optimal health or achieve peak athletic performance.

Effective January 2024, a master’s degree is required for all registered dietitians. Earning your ACEND-accredited nutrition science degree from Manchester not only fulfills this requirement, its nutrigenomic components set you apart from the competition.

All coursework is 100 percent online.

MU offers supervised experiential learning  sites at businesses,  clinical settings,  private nutrition  practices, food  service facilities &  long-term care facilities

MU offers supervised experiential learning sites at businesses, clinical settings, private nutrition practices, food service facilities & long-term care facilities

Career outlook for nutrition science degree graduates

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roles for nutritionists and dietitians are expected to grow 7 percent through 2032—as fast as average.

MU’s nutrition science degree graduates work as registered dietitians in long-term care, food service, sports, clinics, hospitals, community agencies and corporate wellness, and as food and culinary professionals.

How much do MSNGx, NGx graduates make?

BLS reports $66,450 as the median salary for a nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree. One of the benefits of earning your master’s degree is increased salary potential. BLS estimates a candidate with a master’s degree earns 20 percent more than one with a bachelor’s. MU’s unique nutrigenomics component enhances your marketability further.

Students work together in the Manchester University Fort Wayne NGx Lab
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What Will You Study to Earn Your Master’s in Nutrition?

The comprehensive coursework of your degree in nutrition include:

  • Lifecycle Nutrition and Disease
  • Nutrition Informatics
  • Human Genetics
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition and Omics

View all courses of MU’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program

Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Accreditation

Manchester University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

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Ready to Get Started on Your Unique Nutrition Science Degree?

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Admissions Requirements for MU’s Nutrition Degree

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution along with prerequisite courses such as human physiology and micronutrient metabolism, and a personal essay.

Visit our admission page to review all requirements .

Application Process to Earn Your MSNGx, NGx Degree

Applications to MU’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program must be submitted through Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS).

Learn more about the application process.

Manchester University’s Non-Discrimination Admission Policy

Manchester University is committed to non-discrimination in campus life. The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability or veteran status in admissions or any area of campus life, including its educational programs, scholarships and loan awards, residence life programs, athletic programs, extracurricular programs, promotion and tenure policies and practice, and alumni affairs.

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