Public Health in Nutrition

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

Program Description: 

Safe and sufficient food has been known as a vitally important determinant of maintaining and improving health status in individual and society. Addition to meeting the nutritional requirements, food should be consistent with the socio-economic and cultural conditions. These challenges have led to a growing demand for trained public health nutritionists to work in a range of contexts to approach this aim.  This course will give graduate the specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in public health promotion considering social needs and possibilities and preserve human and social values. Training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, nutritional assessment and program design will enhance graduate professional skills and competencies consistent with high philosophy for providing globally skills.


The field of Public Health in Nutrition is a branch of the medical sciences integrated with biological, health and nutrition sciences that proceed to public health promotion based on the nutritional science and considering physical, socio-economic and cultural factors whose M.Sc. graduates will be able to continuing learn more at higher levels. 


The goals of the MSc in Public Health in Nutrition program are to have trained professionals who can work efficiently in solving health and nutritional problems in public health through researches, shortterm advanced training, and consultation and specialized services in the field of public health.


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 (B.Sc.) in Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Industry, Public Health, Midwifery, Nursing and other related fields, or a bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences, Biology (Animal, Cellular-Molecular and Microbiology), agricultural Engineering (Food industry and animal husbandry), natural resources engineering, general practitioner Veterinary 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:                 4 credits (conditional)

Special Courses:                           22 credits

Thesis:                                          6 credits

Total:                                            32 credits


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Public Health in Nutrition

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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