The Master of Science in Community Nutrition (MSCN) at West Chester University (WCU) promotes nutritional health and disease prevention in communities, emphasizing vulnerable populations. The MSCN includes core courses in nutrition science, applied nutrition, and nutrition research techniques as well as elective courses including nutrition concepts and controversies, vegetarian nutrition, nutrition education K-12, and exercise and older adults among others.
More information about the program’s mission and objectives can be found here.
Applications for the WCU program are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. The application schedule below is for interns who are applying to the Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship MS/DI pathway:
The admission requirements for WCU are as follows:
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- DPD Verification Statement
- Letter of Intent
- One letter of recommendation
- One official copy of transcripts from every college or university attended
WCU does not require the GRE for admission into their program. More information about applying to WCU can be found here.
For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees for WCU, click here.
Information about financial aid and loan deferments can be found on the WSU website here. They also offer graduate assistantships for students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
MS + DI Curriculum Timeline (Spring Match)
The curriculum timeline for the Spring Match is as follows:
MS + DI Curriculum Timeline (Fall Match)
The curriculum timeline for the Fall Match is as follows:
Graduation and Program Completion Requirements
To graduate from WCU, students must complete 33 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA and at least a B or better in all classes. Information about academic standing, probation, and dismissal can be found here.
Any questions that you have about the WCU/BWS DI MS +DI Pathway may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or JSULLIVAN2@wcupa.edu.