Nutritional Science, MS

for the Master of Science in Nutritional Science


Additional courses are available in:

  • human and animal nutrition
  • biochemistry
  • physiology
  • immunology
  • endocrinology
  • food science
  • education
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • statistics
  • agricultural economics

The non-thesis degree also requires an oral final exam. Students are not admitted directly into the non-thesis program.

Thesis Option

NUTR 500Nutritional Sciences Seminar (Enrollment each semester a student is registered in the program)0
Statistics4
FSHN 593Seminar in Foods and Nutrition (One semester of seminar )2
or NUTR 590 Disciplinary Seminar
NUTR 510Topics in Nutrition Research3-5
or NUTR 561 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
Biochemistry (if not taken within 2 years of entry)3-8
Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (2 max applied toward degree)0-2
One additional course in general nutrition4
NUTR 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 8, 500 level
Minimum Number of 500-level Hours Required Overall in Program: 12, not including 599
Not more than 4 hours of coursework taken on a Credit-No Credit basis will be counted towards the 32 hours total for the M.S. degree
Nutritional Sciences courses may NOT be taken on a Credit-No Credit option
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Oral final exam

Non-Thesis Option

NUTR 500Nutritional Sciences Seminar (Enrollment each semester a student is registered in the program)0
Statistics4
FSHN 593Seminar in Foods and Nutrition (One semester of seminar)2
or NUTR 590 Disciplinary Seminar
NUTR 510Topics in Nutrition Research3-5
or NUTR 561 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
Biochemistry (if not taken within 2 years of entry)3-8
At least two additional courses in general nutrition8
Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (4 max applied toward degree)0-4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 8, 500 level
Minimum Number of 500-level Hours Required Overall in Program: 12
Not more than 4 hours of coursework taken on a Credit-No Credit basis will be counted towards the 32 hours total for the M.S. degree
Nutritional Sciences courses may NOT be taken on a Credit-No Credit option
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Oral final exam