At Benedictine University, students have the option to earn a dual degree in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness and the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) programs. This dual degree integrates an applied foundation of the science of health promotion with community health processes. Students learn to assess individuals and communities for health problems, services and needs, and develop appropriate solutions. This dual degree is available as an on campus (Lisle, IL) program or a high quality, fully online option.
By combining the foundation requirements of both degrees, this dual degree program meets the learning objectives for both the M.S. and M.P.H. programs. The dual degree student completes
Because of the overlap in curricular requirements, students are able to complete the degree in 96 quarter credits (as compared to 64 quarter credits per degree). Refer to the MS Handbook for details. The M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program director serves as the advisor of this Dual Degree program.
Students accepted and matched into the Benedictine University accredited Dietetic Internship program may also pursue this dual degree option. This dual degree option requires completion of 104 quarter credits (as compared to 64 quarter credits for the M.S/Dietetic Internship option). Our M.S./M.P.H./Dietetic Internship can be completed in 2 years with careful planning for full-time students. Refer to the MS Handbook for details. The Director of the Dietetic Internship serves as the advisor of the Dual Degree program combined with the accredited Dietetic Internship.