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The Master of Science in Nutrition program is designed to train students to expand their knowledge and research competencies in solving issues related to food, nutrition and health at the local and global levels.

At the end of the course, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of food and nutrition problems and creatively highlight and suggest possible solutions. Students should also be able to design appropriate research, conduct field work or lab experiments, analyze, synthesize relevant data and come up with innovative ideas in discussing their findings. The program will also prepare students with adequate research skills to communicate through reports writing, oral presentation, information gathering and dissemination with high technical quality.

The Master of Science in Nutrition has produced many local and international postgraduate students who now has been succesfull in their respective carrier.


Please visit the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) website at www.ips.usm.my for online application.


Programme Qualification CGPA Academic Grade Requirement
Master Bachelor Degree 3.00 and above Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School
2.75 – 2.99

1. Research experience (minimum 6 month)


2. Grade A- for final year project


3. Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Doctor of Philosophy Master Degree (Coursework or Mixed Mode) 3.00 and above Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School
2.75 – 2.99

1. Research experience (minimum 5 years)


2. Professional experience in related field (minimum 5 years)


3. Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceedings) in the field applied


4. Grade B for major/elective courses


5. Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Master Degree (Research Mode)   Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

* Foreign Student has to produce English proficiency result as follows:

  • TOEFL paper based (minimum score 550) or
  • TOEFL computer based (minimum score 213) or
  • TOEFL Internet-based (minimum score 80) or
  • IELTS (skor minimum Band 6)


Mode Master Doctor of Philosophy
Full Time Min. 2 semester / Max. 6 semester Min. 4 semester / Max. 10 semester
Part Time Min. 4 semester / Max. 12 semester Min. 6 semester / Max. 15 semester


  Registration Fees Tuition Fees Personal Bond Examination Fees
Malaysian RM340.00

RM4100/Semester (Full Time)

RM3525/Semester (Part Time)


RM100.00 (PhD)

RM750.00 (MSc)

International RM910.00

RM6150.00/Semester (Full Time)

RM5600.00/Semester (Part Time


RM1500.00 (PhD)

RM1000.00 (MSc)


Human Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition

Community Nutrition

Infant Nutrition

Geriatric Nutrition

Nutritional Epidemiology

Nutritional Anthropology

Nutritional Biochemistry

Nutrition Education

Nutrition Policies/Programmes

Sports Nutrition

Molecular Nutrition

Food Quality and Analysis

Food and Nutritional Toxicology

Experimental Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Microbiology


No. Name Research Interest and Expertise
  Hamid Jan Bin Jan Mohamed (Assoc. Prof.) Obesity, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutrigenetics
  Foo Leng Huat (Dr) Nutritional Epidemiology, body composition, Cardioskeletal health Assessments
  Hafzan Binti Yusoff (Dr) Nutrition Education, Child & Adolescent Nutrition, Multimedia-based Approach in Obesity Prevention & Management
  Nur-Fazimah Sahran Clinical Nutrition and Transdiciplinary, Geriatric Nutrition
  Profesor Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda

Nutrition; Public health & quality of life

  Prof Madya Dr Wan Rosli Wan Ishak Food science; Food quality & analysis
  Prof Madya Dr Shariza Abdul Razak Food biotechnology; Cyclodextrin (CD) research
  Dr. Soo Kah Leng Childhood and adolescent obesity; Disordered eating; Physical activity; Malnutrition in cancer patients
  Dr. Marina Abdul Manaf Food analysis, fats and oils analysis
  Prof MadyaDr Sakinah Harith Nutrition; Dietetics

Dr Reena Kumari a/p Vijayakumaran

Food management, eating behaviour, emotion and food consumption. 
  Dr Wan Faizah Wan Yusoff History of healthcare, social history of medicine, ethnomedicine

Dr Norfarizan Hanoon Noor Azmi

Food science; Nutrition

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