School of Urban Public Health


Hunter College’s School of Urban Public Health educates students to contribute to improving urban health by addressing problems such as HIV, substance abuse, asthma, obesity, under-nutrition, violence, heart disease and cancer. The School offers undergraduate programs in Community Health and in Nutrition. Hunter’s School of Urban Public Health shares an eight-story, 147,000-square-foot green building on Third Avenue between East 118th and 119th Streets with the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Faculty, staff and students from both schools work closely with community organizations and health and social service agencies in East Harlem to strengthen existing and create new approaches to improving the well-being of East Harlem and other low-income communities.

The MS degree in Nutrition is designed for individuals seeking to attain the RD credential. The MS in Nutrition is an accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD), completion of which certifies eligibility to apply for a dietetic internship.

The Accelerated BS/MS is for third year NFS majors who are interested in completing their degree and then continuing at Hunter to obtain a master’s degree and verification statement (students will be provisionally accepted into the program in their junior year but must maintain grade requirements to matriculate into the MS-DPD program). This accelerated pathway provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to remain at Hunter for their graduate coursework providing students the opportunity for academic acceleration to a graduate degree.

What can I do with my degree in Nutrition and Food Science?

Graduates of the NUTR-MS program may work as nutritionists in a wide variety of health care facilities including hospitals and public health agencies.  Since the MS-Nutrition curriculum meets the didactic program in dietetics (DPD) requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), the credentialing arm of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the program will qualify students from the BS/MS accelerated track to apply for Dietetic Internships and continue their professional preparation for the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.


The  NUTR-MS is a didactic program in dietetics (DPD), accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education (CADE), the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Dietetic Internship is also accredited by ACEND. Both the DPD and DI programs are designed for individuals seeking to become eligible to sit for the national registration examination in dietetics to become credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD). 


Campus Director
Khursheed Navder, PhD, RDN, FAND
Room 612, (212) 396-7775

Silberman Campus
2180 Third Avenue (119th Street and Third Avenue, 5th floor)
New York NY 10035

For information, contact:
Nzinga Ajani
Silberman 5th floor
Dean’s Suite
212 396 7729 -or-


Faculty of School of Urban Public Health