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Master of Science in Public Health/Registered Dietitian Program

The MSPH/RD coordinated program has been launched as a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and the Dietetics Education Program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC). This MSPH option offers students interested in nutrition the opportunity to earn both the MSPH degree in Human Nutrition and complete a 36-week dietetic practicum in public health nutrition in preparation for obtaining the RD credential. 

In the dietetics practicum, which follows completion of the MSPH course work, students complete the following:

  • clinical, and food service rotations at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, including the Johns Hopkins Burn Center and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • community rotations at sites in the Baltimore area
  • a 10-week public health rotation with the USDA, the WIC program, or an individualized rotation developed to suit the student's career interests (e.g., humanitarian assistance, international nutrition, nutrition communications, population research, clinical investigation). 

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600 ext 5400. Website:

Following completion of the MSPH/RD program at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, graduates are qualified to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

For a complete overview of the program, including prerequisites and application instructions, see the MSPH/RD page in the Department of International Health. 

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