Nutritional Sciences

SchoolSchool of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 

Access to nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy food is a fundamental right of all people. It is achievable if there is a balance between food intake and physical, psychological, economic and sociocultural conditions of the community. Nutritional Sciences Graduates should possess a deep understanding of the field through in-depth study of its different aspects, at both theoretical and practical levels, which could help to promote nutritional status, health, and well  being of individuals and the community, thereby preventing malnutrition and the related complications. 

The graduate program in Nutritional Sciences, as a specialized, interdisciplinary field, provides advanced training in research, education, and community engagement issues.

Nutritional science is a branch of medical sciences that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the individuals and community to achieve sustainable development in food products and nutrition systems. The program is designed for students who wish to delve more deeply into nutritional sciences and related research.

Graduates of Nutritional Sciences (MSc) will have the ability to work in the fields of education, research, consultancy services to individuals and community and could also participate in food and nutrition program planning and policy making.

The aim of MSc in Nutritional Sciences program is to educate and train professionals who can provide educational, research and consultancy services in various areas of the field, including nutritional hygiene, dietetics, community nutrition, food and nutrition planning, and nutritional care, for individuals and groups.

The program is intended to achieve the optimum quality in both qualitative and quantitative research by training expert manpower in Nutritional Sciences, which could help to obtain the best possible standard in the field of food and nutrition and to reach an acceptable level in nutritional indices identified by the health care system.



General Competencies

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Use appropriate research and evaluation methodology to conduct education research, review the literature and  collect and analyze data on food and nutritional issues
  • Design food and nutrition education programs and plans for different situations, by assessing needs, identifying goals, developing appropriate theoretical frameworks, formulating the necessary  materials and performing evaluation procedures
  • Implement food and nutrition education programs, by effectively using oral and written communication technology, the media, in line with proper social marketing
  • Apply appropriate education methods, rooted in proper behavioral sciences, to modify the inappropriate food behavior of the individuals and social groups.
  • Employ projects for health promotion  and disease prevention
  • Manage nutrition screening/assessment and provide appropriate medical nutrition therapy for different individuals and social groups
  • Conduct appropriate activities to support legislative and public policies on food and nutrition promotion and health-enhancement activities


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences, food sciences and technology and animal biology  (B.Sc.) received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                6 credits (conditional)

Special Courses:                           20 credits

Thesis:                                          6 credits

Total:                                            32 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Nutritional Sciences

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, please contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Maryam Mahmoudi

Tel.:  (+98 21) 88955975-88955742 

Postal Code: 14155-6117

Email  :,


Address: School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics,  Tehran University of Medical Sciences,  Tehran  , Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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