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Masters & Doctorate Nutrition Courses in Kenya

Some select public and private universities in Kenya offer graduate (Master’s, M.Sc.) and post-graduate (Doctorate, PhD.) courses in Nutrition.

A relevant undergraduate degree recognized by the university is required for admission to the Master’s programmes, while admission to the doctorate requires a relevant master’s degree.

The courses typically last for 2 to 3 years.

Public Chartered Universities

1. University of Nairobi

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS)
Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Technology

M.Sc. Applied Human Nutrition

Location: Upper Kabete, Nairobi (CAVS Campus)

2. Kenyatta University

School of Applied Human Sciences
Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

i. M.Sc in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
ii. Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
iii. Ph.D Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Location: Kahawa, Nairobi (Main Campus)

3. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Department of Food Science

M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition
Location: Juja, Nairobi (Main Campus)

4. Technical University of Kenya (TUK)

School of Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

i. M.Sc. Community Nutrition
ii. M.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Location: Nairobi

5. Egerton University

Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Human Nutrition Programmes

i. MSc. Nutritional Sciences
ii. PhD. Nutritional Sciences

Location: Njoro, Nakuru (Main Campus)

6. Maseno University

School of Public Health & Community Development
Department of Nutrition and Health

i. MSc. Community Nutrition and Development
ii. MSc. Nutritional Science
iii. PhD. Community Nutrition & Development

Location: Kisumu (Main Campus)

7. Moi University

College of Health Sciences
School of Public Health

MSc. Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and Sports Nutrition
Location: Eldoret (Main Campus)

8. University of Eldoret

School of Agriculture and Biotechnology Programmes

MSc. Community Nutrition
Location: Eldoret

Private Chartered Universities

1. Mount Kenya University

School of Health Science
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics with options in:

  1. Dietetics
  2. Community
  3. Nutrition

Location: Thika (Main Campus)

2. Great Lakes University of Kisumu

Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc. Community Nutrition
Location: Kisumu


  • Some universities listed above may have multiple campuses and/or constituent colleges. Therefore, the location may not necessarily refer to the location where the course is offered.
  • While every effort is made to ensure the information presented in this page is up-to-date we cannot guarantee the accuracy.
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