And the winner is: University of Wisconsin – Madison's Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. The University's MSCN is offered entirely online to accommodate full-time work schedules. It is ideal for individuals who already have a background in clinical nutrition and want to become leaders in the field. It is also a coursework-only program, with no required field experiences, examinations, or theses. The curriculum emphasizes research, new developments in nutrition, and leadership and management skills. Required courses include Advanced Community and Nutrition; Micronutrients: Human Physiology and Disease, and Personalized Nutrition: Genetics, Genomics, and Metagenomics. Students can choose from elective offerings such as Managing Digital Information, Leading Teams, and Writing for Professionals.
It is fitting that UW – Madison is home to an excellent nutrition program, considering the advances the university has made in the field. Nutrition was first studied as a science after the results of the UW – Madison "single-grain experiment," when university researchers studied whether cows could survive on a diet of just one type of grain. A land- and sea-grant university, UW is categorized in the highest tier of research universities by the Carnegie Foundation. It is also a "Public Ivy" university and a member of the Association of American Universities. Established in 1848, it is the oldest and largest public university in the state of Wisconsin. It is also the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University at No. 49 in the nation and No. 15 among public schools.